dusk vs dawn

dusk

Definitions

noun

  1. the time of day immediately following sunset

verb

  1. become dusk

Examples

It is patent that dusk found them weary and worn, plodding and wading silently "homewards," shovel on shoulder, across four or five kilos of desolate mud; falling and tripping over stagnant bodies, masses of tangled wire, bricks and jagged wood-work everywhere impeding progress.

The spirit of a soldier of the Truth entered into me; weary as I was, I rushed from the dusky corner where I had been hidden in the twilight, ran to the altar, and held up my hand with my hymn-book as I began to repeat an address that had often silenced the papistic mummers in England.

The crunch leaves of autumn had shrivelled and the sun was a lazy, dusky peach colour.

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dawn

Definitions

verb

  1. become light
  2. appear or develop
  3. become clear or enter one's consciousness or emotions

noun

  1. an opening time period
  2. the first light of day
  3. the earliest period

Examples

He specialized in moonlit and winter scenes, usually including a sheet of water and sometimes also involving the light of a fire, and he also painted sunsets and views at dawn or twilight.

Clear information boards indicate the location of different types of trees which include Persian, Japanese and black walnut trees, coastal and dawn redwoods, cedar of Lebanon, atlas and deodar cedars, and swamp cypresses.

An hour later dawn had come, and as the early morning mist cleared every man could see that the cre st they had reached was a false one.

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