half-light

[haf-lahyt, hahf-]
noun
light that is about half its customary brightness, or that is partially dimmed or obscured: the half-light of early dawn; a room in half-light.

Origin:
1615–25

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Example sentences
The half-light of dawn had broken through the landing window.
And the weakness of the legal system means that companies operate in a confusing half-light.
And in the strange half-light, people react to the same events in opposite ways.
They blink in the half-light known to all true delis, where every morning is the same morning.
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