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sundown

[suhn-doun] /ˈsʌnˌdaʊn/
noun
1.
sunset, especially the time of sunset.
verb (used without object)
2.
Psychiatry. to experience confusion or hallucinations at night as a result of strange surroundings, drug effects, decreased sensory input, or reduction of oxygen supply to the brain.
Origin of sundown
1610-1620
1610-20; sun + down1
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  • There wasn't a screen at door or window, and soon after sundown we were besieged.

  • We camped at sundown on a grassy rise, without water for our horses.

  • "A touch of the fever, seor, caught last night at sundown," he remarked.

    Glories of Spain Charles W. Wood
  • We sighted the range and hill seen by my brother, and reached it at sundown.

  • I love to be there just at sundown, because the shadows are spooky and it makes you feel—oh, you know—kind of creepy up your back.

    Cow-Country B. M. Bower
  • About sundown he took in his decoy Hen, as Owls were abundant, and went back to his camp.

    Johnny Bear E. T. Seton
British Dictionary definitions for sundown

sundown

/ˈsʌnˌdaʊn/
noun
1.
another name for sunset
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Word Origin and History for sundown
n.

1610s, from sun (n.) + down (adv.).

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