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nightly

[nahyt-lee] /ˈnaɪt li/
adjective
1.
coming or occurring each night:
his nightly walk to the newsstand.
2.
coming, occurring, appearing, or active at night:
nightly revels.
3.
of, relating to, or characteristic of night:
the nightly gloom before a storm.
adverb
4.
on every night:
performances given nightly.
5.
at or by night:
an animal that is seen nightly.
Origin of nightly
900
before 900; Middle English; Old English nihtlīc. See night, -ly
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  • This was the sword which hung daily, nightly, over our heads.

    In the Valley Harold Frederic
  • Do we not nightly jumble events and personages and times and places, as these do daily?

    The Uncommercial Traveller Charles Dickens
  • Some that smote the breast nightly in the anguish of remorse.

  • He did all this in the absent manner of a man who did it nightly.

    The Manxman Hall Caine
  • "You might change her sentry nightly," put in the Seneschal.

    St. Martin's Summer Rafael Sabatini
British Dictionary definitions for nightly

nightly

/ˈnaɪtlɪ/
adjective
1.
happening or relating to each night
2.
happening at night
adverb
3.
at night or each night
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Word Origin and History for nightly
adj.

Old English nihtlic "nocturnal, of the night, at night;" see night + -ly (1). As an adverb, Middle English nihtlich, from the adjective.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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