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]
References in classic literature ?
But a terrible dread of lying helpless in that remote and awful twilight sustained me while I clambered upon the saddle.
Others soberly affirmed, that while they marvelled at the venerable grandeur of his aspect, the old man had faded from their eyes, melting slowly into the hues of twilight, till, where he stood, there was an empty space.
But now, in the autumnal twilight, illuminated by the flickering blaze of the wood-fire, they looked at the old chair, and thought that it had never before worn such an interesting aspect.
Arthur lost himself among the narrow openings in the fern, winding about without seeking any issue, till the twilight deepened almost to night under the great boughs, and the hare looked black as it darted across his path.
As long as the full light lasted I was comfortable, and so was Tietjens; but in the twilight she and I moved into the back veranda and cuddled each other for company.
Morning mist or twilight clear, Serve him, Wardens of the Deer
SUSPICIONS amongst thoughts, are like bats amongst birds, they ever fly by twilight.
They met daily in that strange and solemn interval, the twilight of the morning, in the violet or pink dawn; for it was necessary to rise early, so very early, here.
A dim twilight prevailed, for no random shaft of sunlight broke through the thick roof of leaves and creepers overhead.
Often do I have visions of the quiet hour before the twilight.
To make matters worse, this dangerous river travel could not be done in the dark, and their working day was reduced to the six hours of twilight.
The twilight was falling as we entered the little fishing village, and let our unfortunate pony stop, for the last time, at a small inn door.