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starlit

or starlighted

[stahr-lit] /ˈstɑr lɪt/
adjective
1.
lighted by the stars:
a starlit night.
Origin of starlit
1820-1830
1820-30; star + lit1
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  • She sought consolation from the breast of Nature and found none; she sought it in the starlit skies, and oh!

    Benita, An African Romance H. Rider Haggard
  • I remember the scent of the lilacs––I remember the dusk––the starlit sky.

  • He looked musingly at the moonlit waters, musingly at the starlit sky.

    A Mad Love Bertha M. Clay
  • The blackness of the wood gave place to the starlit darkness of the night.

    The Hound From The North Ridgwell Cullum
  • Maria sat awhile gazing out of the window at the starlit sky in a sort of blank of realization, of adjustment.

    By the Light of the Soul Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • She was afraid now to be alone with him in the dim, starlit room, and she fumbled for the matches.

    Olive in Italy Moray Dalton
  • Sight is the noblest sense, and the starlit sky is the most sublime object we can behold.

  • She looked up at the starlit sky in a kind of wondering amazement.

    Nell, of Shorne Mills Charles Garvice

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