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Origin of first night
1705-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The first night, the sleepers were treated to quiet conditions.
  • He spent the first night with a relative, who gave him enough money for one dinner.
  • The second no-no was one of the first night games in major league history.
  • They waited for everyone else to leave the campfire that first night, then clung to each other, weeping.
  • Depending on when notification is given, a first night's use fee may be charged.
British Dictionary definitions for first night

first night

  1. the first public performance of a play or other production
  2. (as modifier): first-night nerves
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