- the time between evening and morning.
- occurring, done, presented, etc., during the night, especially the hours before midnight.
Origin of nighttime
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Examples from the Web for nighttime
A nighttime curfew that was imposed a few weeks ago seems barely enforced now—no doubt to the relief of the women at the Ramada.Eastern Ukraine Braces for ‘Full-Scale War’
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The city of Miran Shah, for example, was subjected to a nighttime curfew for years.Obama’s Deadly Informants: The Drone Spotters of Pakistan
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A militarized strike force onstage, attired in all black with faces smeared in black as though prepped for a nighttime raid.Mexico’s Murderous SWAT Teams
November 10, 2014
“Nighttime was the worst,” Bennett wrote in his autobiography.Tony Bennett’s Nazi Hunting Past Is Just One Reason He’s the Greatest Living American
September 25, 2014
It was nighttime in Brooklyn in the middle of summer and the air conditioning in the bank was turned off.Almost Famous: A Father's Day Story
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Nighttime in the tropics descends with a surprising rapidity.Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates
He accused him of being a nuisance to men by crowing in the nighttime and not permitting them to sleep.Aesop's Fables
The direct proof of it was, by this nighttime thing, revealed and made yet plainer.
Neither by daytime nor by nighttime was he thereafter to know darkness.
Now he'd go up to the mine entrance, and if it was nighttime he'd leave.Shaman
Word Origin and History for nighttime
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