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first night

noun
Origin of first night
1705-1715
First recorded in 1705-15
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  • And yet this first night spent at the pole of the world was pleasant and quiet.

  • But on the first night, Barrent did not go through the door.

    The Status Civilization Robert Sheckley
  • Eustace, curiously enough, was not very nervous on the first night.

    Happy Days Alan Alexander Milne
  • She was greeted on her return by the girl who had let her in on the first night.

    To Love Margaret Peterson
  • Months had passed since that first night when, at length, an Answer had come to Vanamee.

    The Octopus Frank Norris
  • For instance, on this first night at home, while they sat at the supper-table.

    Cruel As The Grave Mrs. Emma D. E. N. Southworth
  • Now, as on the first night, it was the voice of the owl, and he answered it from the window.

    The Border Watch Joseph A. Altsheler
  • On the first night, there was a packed audience of hearty supporters.

  • We had not noticed them the first night, as they had been on fatigue.

    The Secrets of a Kuttite Edward O. Mousley
  • She had summoned Uncle Gaspard this first night to her side.

    A Little Girl in Old St. Louis

    Amanda Minnie Douglas
British Dictionary definitions for first night

first night

noun
1.
  1. the first public performance of a play or other production
  2. (as modifier): first-night nerves
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