- the coming of night; the end of daylight; dusk.
Origin of nightfall
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Examples from the Web for nightfall
By nightfall, I had showered, eaten some soup that a friend brought me, and I slept in my room for 12 solid hours.I Was Gang Raped at a UVA Frat 30 Years Ago, and No One Did Anything
December 16, 2014
By nightfall, ISIS patrols were roaming house to house within Tikrit to capture and execute men identified as targets.The Paper Tiger of the Tigris: How ISIS Took Tikrit Without a Fight
June 29, 2014
Pilots were left to navigate the U.S. using landmarks, and were grounded after nightfall and during bad weather.The Strange Arrows That Point the Way Across America
December 19, 2013
When nightfall hits, the two reverse the ritual, locking it up for the night.Christian Monks Square Off at One of Jerusalem’s Holiest Sites
July 4, 2013
The worst attack occurred after nightfall on Thursday at a snooker club in Quetta in an area frequented by Hazara Shia Muslims.Pakistan’s Deadliest Day
January 11, 2013
Dick could hardly wait for nightfall, for he was eager to get to work.The Dare Boys of 1776
Stephen Angus Cox
By nightfall the Germans seemed to have wearied of the attacks.
At nightfall on August 22, 1914, Charleroi burst into flames.
At nightfall Coqueville sighted a ship in distress driven by the wind.The Fte At Coqueville
Sunday as it was, Capt'n Davy's cronies came as usual at nightfall.Capt'n Davy's Honeymoon
- the approach of darkness; dusk
Word Origin and History for nightfall
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper