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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.
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.
Still, a trip down memory lane is no excuse for a Twilight Zone remount (there are reruns for that).
Twilight Technology and Now Electronics have formed a new company "Twilight Now, LLC," which will do business as STI.
It is structured in five different but interrelated sections that, as Claudia Bucciferro explains in the introduction, intend to offer an interdisciplinary social and cultural analysis of the Twilight saga, which is understood not only as a mere text, but also as a pop culture product that has transcended its own boundaries and expanded into different media.
Henry Candy handled the Kyllachy colt's three-year-old campaign with typical expertise, guiding Twilight Son to land six-furlong handicaps at Newmarket in May and York in June of last year.