When vespers ended he returned to the house of the alcalde, where he was quartered.
He was roused from these reflections by sudden silence; vespers were over.
There are many people who listen to a sermon in the same way as they listen to vespers.
Thus he passed the time till the hour of vespers and supper.
The borer is the despair of the land-owner; he works underground; no Sicilian vespers for him until he becomes a cockchafer!
The next Sunday, there was the unwonted occurrence of a sermon after vespers.
I went to vespers; when I came home I found Emelyanoushka sitting in the window, drunk and rocking to and fro.
She's been entreating the captain to let her go ashore for vespers.
There are many people who listen to the sermon as they listen to vespers.
If it is to be done by vespers, we want all the hands we can get.
late 14c., "the evening star," from Old French vespre, from Latin vesper (masc.), vespera (fem.) "evening star, evening, west," related to Greek hesperos, and ultimately from PIE *wespero- (cf. Old Church Slavonic večeru, Lithuanian vakaras, Welsh ucher, Old Irish fescor "evening"), from root *we- "down" (cf. Sanskrit avah "down, downward"). Meaning "evening" is attested from c.1600.
Vespers "sixth canonical hour" is attested from 1610s, from plural of Latin vespera "evening;" the native name was evensong (Old English æfen-sang).