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twilight

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1  —as in:
pink clouds in a twilight sky
Definition the time of day between daylight and darkness (just after sunset or just before sunrise); or the light from the sky at that time
  • It is a beautiful picture taken in twilight.
twilight = the light from the sky in the time of day between daylight and darkness (just after sunset or just before sunrise)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • Twilight, just before sunrise, is my favorite time to be outdoors.
  • twilight = the time of day between daylight and darkness
  • I awakened to a twilight sky, but did not know if the sun was setting or rising.
  • twilight = the light from the sky in the time of day between daylight and darkness
  • Due to its orbit, Mercury can only be viewed near the western horizon after sunset or the eastern horizon before sunrise—usually in twilight.
  • twilight = the light from the sky when the sun is just below the horizon
  • 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
  • twilight = the light from the time of day between daylight and darkness
  • Twilight was giving way to darkness.
    Leslie Marmon Silko  --  Ceremony
  • twilight = the light from the sky between daylight and darkness
  • 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
  • twilight = between daylight and darkness
  • It was on the dark side of twilight when we got to Bistritz, which is a very interesting old place.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • twilight = the light from the time of day between daylight and darkness
  • By the time I reached the mountains, it was deep twilight, the trees like shadows of themselves.
    Carl Deuker  --  Gym Candy
  • twilight = the time of day between daylight and darkness
  • The sunset faded to twilight before anything further happened.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
twilight = the time of day immediately following sunset

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2  —as in:
the twilight of her career
Definition a condition of decline following successes
  • He ruled in the twilight of the empire.
twilight = a condition of decline following successes
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • 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
  • twilight = a condition of decline following successes
  • Through this twilight universe Daisy began to move again with the season; suddenly she was again keeping half a dozen dates a day with half a dozen men, and drowsing asleep at dawn with the beads and chiffon of an evening dress tangled among dying orchids on the floor beside her bed.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • twilight = a condition of decline following successes
  • This was a group of white-shirted, khaki-trousered, suspendered old men who had spent their lives doing nothing and passed their twilight days doing same on pine benches under the live oaks on the square.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • twilight = elderly years
  • ...the twilight of his own habitual stupor.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
twilight = a condition of decline

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