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  • She curled on the couch a pallid softness in the twilight, and fought herself, and lost the battle.
  • Each morning she was nauseated, chilly, bedraggled, and certain that she would never again be attractive; each twilight she was afraid.
  • She was in the world of lonely things—the flutter of twilight linnets, the aching call of gulls along a shore to which the netted foam crept out of darkness, the island of Aengus and the elder gods and the eternal glories that never were, tall kings and women girdled with crusted gold, the woful incessant chanting and the—— "Heh-cha-cha!" coughed Dr. Kennicott.
  • Your lips are for songs about rivers in the morning and lakes at twilight.
  • Unspeaking they sat on a bleached log, in a russet twilight which hinted of autumn.
  • But it is not satisfied until the entire world also admits that the end and joyous purpose of living is to ride in flivvers, to make advertising-pictures of dollar watches, and in the twilight to sit talking not of love and courage but of the convenience of safety razors.
  • In her, Carol lived, and on her lifting voice was transported from this sleepy small-town husband and all the rows of polite parents to the stilly loft of a thatched cottage where in a green dimness, beside a window caressed by linden branches, she bent over a chronicle of twilight women and the ancient gods.

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  • It is a beautiful picture taken in twilight.
  • I awakened to a twilight sky, but did not know if the sun was setting or rising.

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