In Philadelphia, Duffy misses his session with the kids because he spent the night with “a local girl.”
Lawson claimed Wednesday that her husband “told everyone” he was taking cocaine out of her nose that night.
During the criminal trial, Curatolo testified that he also saw other students on a bus that night coming from a disco in town.
On Monday night another group of journalists was allowed to interview her.
I remember one night, over several drinks, I told my friend everything: Am I shooting blanks?
night is the same as day to Le Subtil, when Munro waits for him.
She had feared he might rush his proposal through that night; he had been so much in earnest.
For these men were working night and day now—making their fortunes.
It was the night you and the folks went to the opera with the Oldakers.
Bless my night cap, I promised my wife I'd be home early to-night, too!
Old English niht (West Saxon neaht, Anglian næht, neht) "night, darkness;" the vowel indicating that the modern word derives from oblique cases (genitive nihte, dative niht), from Proto-Germanic *nakht- (cf. Old Saxon and Old High German naht, Old Frisian and Dutch nacht, German Nacht, Old Norse natt, Gothic nahts).
The Germanic words are from PIE *nekwt- "night" (cf. Greek nuks "a night," Latin nox, Old Irish nochd, Sanskrit naktam "at night," Lithuanian naktis "night," Old Church Slavonic nosti, Russian noch', Welsh henoid "tonight"), according to Watkins, probably from a verbal root *neg- "to be dark, be night." For spelling with -gh- see fight.
The fact that the Aryans have a common name for night, but not for day (q.v.), is due to the fact that they reckoned by nights. [Weekley]Cf. German Weihnachten "Christmas." In early times, the day was held to begin at sunset, so Old English monanniht "Monday night" was the night before Monday, or what we would call Sunday night.