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twilit

[twahy-lit] /ˈtwaɪˌlɪt/
adjective
1.
lighted by or as by twilight:
a twilit cathedral.
Origin of twilit
1865-1870
1865-70; twi(light) + lit1
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  • A man who probably meant well was playing long, yellowish, twilit wails on a cornet, somewhere on the outskirts.

    The Innocents Sinclair Lewis
  • It looked squat, it was utterly dwarfed in the twilit vastness.

    The Heart of Unaga Ridgwell Cullum
  • But it was another thought that kept her silent as they strolled to and fro upon the twilit sward.

    Denis Dent Ernest W. Hornung
  • She stood looking after the girl as she went out into the twilit street.

    The Power and the Glory Grace MacGowan Cooke
  • Instinctively, the latter reached for his rifle as Art half stood up to peer at their twilit surroundings.

  • The man stood just within the shelter of the twilit forests.

    The Man in the Twilight Ridgwell Cullum
  • Humanity—ourselves—are as people dwelling ever bound and fettered in a twilit cave, with our backs to the light.

  • We used to sit and gaze at the twilit city, until the creeping darkness overtook us.

    Caught by the Turks Francis Yeats-Brown
  • The village began to send forth blue wood-smoke, and it seemed more than ever like the twilit West Country.

    Sea and Sardinia D. H. Lawrence
  • Duco's forehead clouded over; but the prince did not perceive it, in the twilit studio.

    The Law Inevitable Louis Couperus

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