Always, though, it was the daylit life of the town which knew him.
He who had chosen the broad, daylit, unencumbered paths of universal scepticism, found himself still the bondslave of honour.
Always, though it was the daylit life of the town which knew him.
But this speed was quickly damped as the ship shot high over broad oceans to the dull green of land ahead in the daylit zone.
c.1300 (as two words from mid-12c., daies liht), from day + light (n.); its figurative sense of "clearly visible open space between two things" (1820) has been used in references to boats in a race, U.S. football running backs avoiding opposing tackles, a rider and a saddle, and the rim of a glass and the surface of the liquor. The (living) daylights that you beat out of someone were originally slang for "the eyes" (1752), extended figuratively to the vital senses.
A clear and open space between two things, horses, players, boats, etc: Daylight began to open between the two leaders/ He went into the line, but couldn't find any daylight (1820+)
To work at a second job during the day: who is daylighting in an ad agency as a producer of commercials (1970s+)
[verb sense based on moonlight]