twilight


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twi·light

(twī'līt),
1. Figuratively, a faint light.
2. Pertaining to faint or indistinct mental perception, as in twilight state.
[A.S. twi-, two]
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But a terrible dread of lying helpless in that remote and awful twilight sustained me while I clambered upon the saddle.
Five years later, in the twilight of an April morning, he stood on the green, beside the meeting-house, at Lexington, where now the obelisk of granite, with a slab of slate inlaid, commemorates the first fallen of the Revolutions.
The days slipped into days, nights and twilight's alternating, cold snaps gave way to snow-falls, and cold snaps came on again, and all the while, through the long hours, the miles piled up behind them.
Wherefore I killed Imray Sahib in the twilight, when he came back from office and was sleeping.
"As much as might be gathered from one coming in the twilight to seek satisfaction.
And so, with mad antics, leaping, reeling, and over-balancing, we danced and sang in the sombre twilight of the primeval world, inducing forgetfulness, achieving unanimity, and working ourselves up into sensuous frenzy.
She looked pale and tired, and she gave a little sigh as she dropped down on the grasses beside a great bed of daffodils that were gleaming through the pale, silvery twilight like golden stars.
The court was very cool and a little damp, and full of premature twilight, although the sky, high up overhead, was still bright with sunset.
Far back in the twilight of history, at least 1,700 years before Christ, the Chinese people sang their songs of kings and feudal princes good or bad, of husbandry, or now and then songs with the more personal note of simple joys and sorrows.
For Bohn, certain spots might as well have neon signs with arrows pointing into the water: "Big Fish Here." That's where his lines have to be when civil twilight hits.
"Twilight" movies had been well represented in Razzie nominations over the years but had not won any key awards there.
That's why a small business like Twilight Cleaning Services has to consider Web marketing and search engine performance as a vital part of its overall marketing plan.