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Nighttime   /nˈaɪttˌaɪm/   Listen

The time after sunset and before sunrise while it is dark outside.  Synonyms: dark, night.

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"Nighttime" Quotes from Famous Books

... Nighttime is a period of continuous strain. The sentry peers into the darkness, imagining every bush to be an approaching enemy. Distant trees seem to change their position; bunches of grass, really quite close, seem to be men coming over the sky-line. One man questions another; the section commander ...
— The New York Times Current History: the European War, February, 1915 • Various

... shore in the pause of the nighttime I stand and I hear the long wind blow light; I view the constellations quietly, quietly burning; I hear the wave fall in the hush ...
— The Advance of English Poetry in the Twentieth Century • William Lyon Phelps

... sleep in the nighttime at the least sound, and the roar of the December gales about the house became voices of portent that conveyed far more than the mere rushing of ...
— The Human Chord • Algernon Blackwood

... before the Fenris Company went to pieces, they decided to concentrate in one city, here in the archipelago. The sea water stays cooler in the daytime and doesn't lose heat so rapidly in the nighttime. So they built Port Sandor, here ...
— Four-Day Planet • Henry Beam Piper

... no competition develops in that space for light, water, or nutrients. We can keep the soil moist at all times. By locating the plant against a reflective white wall we can increase its light levels and perhaps the nighttime temperatures (plants make food during the day and use it to grow with ...
— Organic Gardener's Composting • Steve Solomon

Words linked to "Nighttime" :   day, period, mean solar day, twenty-four hour period, 24-hour interval, small hours, late-night hour, weeknight, time period, night, evening, twenty-four hours, dark, wedding night, period of time, midnight, solar day, lights-out

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