first night

1705–15 Unabridged
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first night
a.  the first public performance of a play or other production
 b.  (as modifier): first-night nerves

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Example sentences
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
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.
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