eventide

[ UK /ɪvˈɛnta‍ɪd/ ]
NOUN
  1. the latter part of the day (the period of decreasing daylight from late afternoon until nightfall)
    he enjoyed the evening light across the lake
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How To Use eventide In A Sentence

  • No. The cattle were let out to pasture every morning and at eventide they would return with their bellies not even half-filled; each tuft of grass and the verdancy of each brookside had already been nibbled clean by the sheep, and the cows were compelled to seek a diet of heather and leaves, the result being the poorest of milk. The Road Leads On
  • Sometimes at eventide, in the twilight, at an hour when the garden was deserted, he could be seen on his knees in the middle of the walk which skirted the chapel, in front of the window through which he had gazed on the night of his arrival, and turned towards the spot where, as he knew, the sister was making reparation, prostrated in prayer. Les Miserables
  • And now, forsooth, was her queenhood forgotten, and better and better to her seemed Christopher's valiant love; and the meeting in the hall of the eventide was so sweet to her, that she might do little but stand trembling whiles Christopher came up to her, and Joanna's trim feet were speeding her over the floor to meet her man, that she might be a sharer in his deeds of the day. Child Christopher and Goldilind the Fair
  • Thus he continued doing all that day and, when night darkened on him, he lay down in one of the city lanes and sleet till morning On the morrow, he went round about town with the stones till eventide, when he returned to his saloon to pass therein the night. The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night
  • “Good eventide, gentle sirs,” she said in a soft voice. The Gauntlet Thrown Chapter Thirty Eight
  • In the morning do I yoke the oxen, and at eventide I cease from the harvesting. The Argonautica
  • Couples stroll through eventide along the cobblestones of what was once the most dangerous street in the world and has now become a Unesco heritage site, according to the plastic plaque. War Child and the Bosnian war 15 years on
  • The one seemed to be a monstrous son of baleful Typhoeus or of Earth herself, such as she brought forth aforetime, in her wrath against Zeus; but the other, the son of Tyndareus, was like a star of heaven, whose beams are fairest as it shines through the nightly sky at eventide. The Argonautica
  • In like wise they rode the next day, and came at eventide to a thorp in a fair little dale of the downland, and there they guested with the shepherd-folk, who wondered much at the beauty of The Water of the Wondrous Isles
  • At eventide, the cerulean skies assumed a deeper tone of velvety purple on which was displayed the rare jewels of the heavenly caskets.
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