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twilit

[twahy-lit] /ˈtwaɪˌlɪt/
adjective
1.
lighted by or as by twilight:
a twilit cathedral.
Origin of twilit
1865-1870
First recorded in 1865-70; twi(light) + lit1
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  • He led her through a studded iron door into the twilit auditorium.

    The Education of Eric Lane Stephen McKenna
  • He had had enough of snow and ice, and the merciless cold of the twilit trail.

    The Heart of Unaga Ridgwell Cullum
  • It looked squat, it was utterly dwarfed in the twilit vastness.

    The Heart of Unaga Ridgwell Cullum
  • In that twilit chamber it was as if a man fought with a dream-monster in a nightmare.

    The Devil in Iron Robert E. Howard
  • “The sound is like a bell,” a far, fary chime in a twilit forest.

  • She stood looking after the girl as she went out into the twilit street.

    The Power and the Glory Grace MacGowan Cooke
  • She offered it to him in the twilit room like an enraptured handmaid.

    Hilda Lessways Arnold Bennett
  • The man stood just within the shelter of the twilit forests.

    The Man in the Twilight

    Ridgwell Cullum
  • As evening fell, battle scenes grew vivid in the twilit compartment, because he was thinking again!

  • We used to sit and gaze at the twilit city, until the creeping darkness overtook us.

    Caught by the Turks Francis Yeats-Brown

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