first night

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Origin of first night

First recorded in 1705–15

Words Nearby first night Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use first night in a sentence

  • In this episode of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, the crew gives their overall impressions of the first night of this year’s Republican National Convention.

  • Marguerite was always present at every first night, and passed every evening either at the theatre or the ball.

    Camille (La Dame aux Camilias) | Alexandre Dumas, fils
  • It was Jenny's sympathy on this first night, when awakened by Ruth's irrepressible agony, that had made the bond between them.

    Ruth | Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
  • Every one naturally objected to the trees, and the ridge of the roof was no more inviting than on the first night.

    Mass' George | George Manville Fenn
  • But on the first night, Barrent did not go through the door.

    The Status Civilization | Robert Sheckley
  • Dinah, who had never been at a first night's performance, was very full of natural curiosity.

    Parisians in the Country | Honore de Balzac

British Dictionary definitions for first night

first night

    • the first public performance of a play or other production

    • (as modifier): first-night nerves

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