A Twitter friend just asked people, "how many nights do you cook a meal from scratch at home."
All told, they performed 270 nights in just over a year and a half.
I worked a lot of 11-7 shifts, and so had to stay awake, although most of the nights other people slept.
We all have our wide-awake-at-3-in-the-morning nights, and no doubt Mrs. Romney has endured her share.
The following months could be called 'the nights of denial'.
"I believe I saw Mr. Gallant several nights ago," Gibson said.
In your service I have spent many toilsome days and sleepless nights.
Mr. Alden had watched for five nights when he knew the pressman to be at home.
I should be b-a-d, and I should sit up nights to invent new ways of evil.
It makes reality of the magic carpet in the Arabian nights Tales.
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.