- sunset, especially the time of sunset.
- 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
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Examples from the Web for sundown
But after sundown, she would enjoy what felt like a greater luxury.‘Nuke Mom’ Marisa Sketo Kirsh on Her Vindication
December 5, 2013
This year, Jews around the world will revisit those traditions on the evening after Good Friday, when Passover begins at sundown.Why There’s No ‘War on Easter’: Its Unequivocally Religious Message
April 5, 2012
The tour ended without event and Conor returned to the stationhouse after sundown.NYPD Scandals Obscure the Decency of the Majority, Cops Say
November 11, 2011
Torture, some people might call it, from sundown Sunday to sundown Friday.Inside Seal Team Six by Don Mann Excerpt
December 4, 2011
We camped at sundown on a grassy rise, without water for our horses.
We sighted the range and hill seen by my brother, and reached it at sundown.
By sundown we had reached the chef-lieu of the Aveyron; we were in the South indeed!The Roof of France
At sundown of the second day he began to complain of the irksomeness of his bonds.The Leopard Woman
Stewart Edward White
About sundown the doctor came back and dressed their wounds.Fair Margaret
H. Rider Haggard
- another name for sunset
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Word Origin and History for sundown
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