- (of an industry, technology, etc.) old; declining: sunset industries.
- of, relating to, or characteristic of a sunset law: to add sunset restrictions to a bill.
Origin of sunset
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Examples from the Web for sunset
“We shoot at Sunset Gower Studios, and you can see the street through the gate,” he says.Jeff Daniels Defends Aaron Sorkin and the ‘Dumb and Dumber’ Toilet Scene
November 7, 2014
“On the whole I kind of quite like my films without watching them every night like Gloria Swanson in Sunset Boulevard,” he said.Mike Leigh Is the Master Filmmaker Who Hates Hollywood
October 14, 2014
“One club I worked at, Sunset Strip, they caught a 15-year-old girl trying to audition,” Sharky recalled.Oregon’s Stripper Lobby: Legislators Ask Exotic Dancers for Help With Strip Club Bill
Mary Emily O’Hara
October 6, 2014
Glenn Close returns to Broadway for the first time since her star turn as Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard 20 years ago.Fall Broadway Preview: 'This Is Our Youth,' Bradley Cooper as ‘The Elephant Man,' and More
September 11, 2014
I saw the Scarface with Paul Muni on Sunset Boulevard at the… whatever the name of that theater is, the Tiffany.Al Pacino Does What He Wants to Do: 'The Humbling,' Scorsese, and That 'Scarface' Remake
September 9, 2014
At sunset he would have stopped for the day, camping on the spot.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
At sunset the thermometer was at 50°, and at midnight at 30°.
It was about sunset, and the family were at their frugal meal.The Raid From Beausejour; And How The Carter Boys Lifted The Mortgage
Charles G. D. Roberts
We reached the camp at sunset, after a day's ride of about 40 miles.
The mountain in the sunset had stopped the five couriers in a conversation.To be Read at Dusk
- the daily disappearance of the sun below the horizon
- the atmospheric phenomena accompanying this disappearance
- Also called: sundown the time at which the sun sets at a particular locality
- the final stage or closing period, as of a person's life
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Word Origin and History for sunset
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