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It is a beautiful picture taken in twilight.
  the time of day between daylight and darkness (just after sunset or just before sunrise); or the light from the sky at that time


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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.
  • He ruled in the twilight of the empire.
  • Two nights after the dawning of Peter’s idea he beckoned the girls mysteriously at the twilight hour.
    Edith Nesbit  --  The Railway Children

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  • The air around him had a greenish, muted hue, as if only several minutes of twilight remained in the day.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
  • I don’t know whether it is morning or evening, I lie in the pale cradle of the twilight,
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • The sunset faded to twilight before anything further happened.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • An incessant buzzing of helicopters filled the twilight.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • In time, silver twilight is the only remainder of the day, and still we talk of the poetry.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Notebook
  • By the time I reached the mountains, it was deep twilight, the trees like shadows of themselves.
    Carl Deuker  --  Gym Candy

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  • ...and now and again the tiger carried off a man at twilight, within sight of the village gates.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  The Jungle Book
  • He looks up at the gaunt face framed by the window in the twilight.
    William Faulkner  --  As I Lay Dying
  • with a grey twilight in the wood (for the sun had not yet risen)
    C.S. Lewis  --  Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia
  • I was a proud boy as I walked along in the twilight of the evening.
    Wilson Rawls  --  Where the Red Fern Grows
  • The brief day drew to a close in a long, slow twilight.
    Jack London  --  To Build a Fire
  • It was nearly dark, for the full November twilight had fallen around Green Gables, and the only light in the kitchen came from the dancing red flames in the stove.
    Lucy Maud Montgomery  --  Anne Of Green Gables
  • The last stains of sunset had melted away, and the twilight died, too,
    Natalie Babbitt  --  Tuck Everlasting
  • ...and the sky’s orange and ash grey at twilight,
    Ray Bradbury  --  Something Wicked This Way Comes
  • Twilight was giving way to darkness.
    Leslie Marmon Silko  --  Ceremony
  • He waited on the stoop until twilight, pretending to watch the sun melt into the dirty gray Harlem sky.
    Robert Lipsyte  --  The Contender
  • when we ran out of the trees I could see the twilight again, that quality of light as if time really had stopped for a while, with the sun hanging just under the horizon,
    William Faulkner  --  The Sound and the Fury
  • The sun was down and a blue twilight filled the park and...
    Cormac McCarthy  --  All the Pretty Horses
  • At night in any kind of light, in twilight, candle light, lamplight, and worst of all by moonlight, it becomes bars!
    Charlotte Perkins Gilman  --  The Yellow Wallpaper
  • It seemed that the blackness in his eyes was changing to something purple something like twilight blue.
    Dalton Trumbo  --  Johnny Got His Gun
  • Only then shall you know that the erect and the fallen are but one man standing in twilight between the night of his pigmy-self and the day of his god self,
    Kahlil Gibran  --  The Prophet
  • Sylvia stood still and waited, letting her bare feet cool themselves in the shoal water, while the great twilight moths struck softly against her.
    Sarah Jewett  --  A White Heron
  • After dinner she returned to the tree and sat there until twilight, when she heard Atticus call her.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • "When the sun is below the horizon, but it’s still light enough to see, it’s called ’civil twilight.’
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • They found themselves standing in gray twilight, surrounded by enormously tall buildings in every direction.
    James Dashner  --  The Scorch Trials
  • It’s twilight now.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • After being so exposed to the bright Angeles sun, the palace halls looked like twilight as I waited for my eyes to adjust.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Heir
  • The water below was just as blue, a deep glowing twilight, with pillars of quartz jutting up here and there like rods of crystal.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • "Oh, you’re out of the Twilight Zone," she said.
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines
  • By the time we got back down, it was twilight.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • But inside it’s perpetual twilight.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • Thick towers of swirling black clouds brought rain, and the brown stems glistened in the perpetual twilight that dwelled beneath the canopy.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • Their first month living together, Mae had broken her jaw one twilight, after fainting, flu-ridden and underfed, during finals.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • We’d lived on the same street when we were little and been friends since we were toddlers and we shared everything, Justin Bieber songs and Twilight movies, the best face-lightening creams.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • We have lost even this twilight.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • When I trained my glasses on the gully (the telescope was not as good as ordinary binoculars for night viewing, in the twilight conditions which then prevailed) she had already emerged and was standing facing the point where the strangers were.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • Unexpected fires at twilight.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • Most all of us were ethnic Koreans, though we spoke and lived as Japanese, if ones in twilight.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • We stand outside the church in twilight.
    Michael Ondaatje  --  Running in the Family
  • In the twilight between waking and sleeping, I hear glass breaking.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • The enormous room was hidden away from the circadian lights, in a state of perpetual twilight.
    Kass Morgan  --  The 100
  • They’re stuck in a kind of twilight life.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • The tree will be lighted every day from twilight to midnight until Jan. 2.
    Judy Blume  --  In the Unlikely Event
  • In the twilight the memory of him was very sharp, the soft pink skin aging on his fine cheekbones, the thin aristocratic nose, the eyes, so shrewd and yet so loving.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • They should meet by twilight near the Fire Swamp.
    William Goldman  --  The Princess Bride
  • The old king, however, who knew nothing of his sons’ animosity, was very happy in the twilight of his reign and spent his days quietly walking and contemplating in the royal gardens.
    Norton Juster  --  The Phantom Tollbooth
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