the coming of night; the end of daylight; dusk.
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How to use nightfall in a sentence
To distinguish the nightfall from its Seltos siblings, there are even blacked-out wheels and exterior trim accents for a sportier look.
Recording sessions took many hours—it was a victory in and of itself if you could find a cell that you could reliably stimulate even just a bit, and sometimes you didn’t “get lucky” until searching into nightfall.The Accident That Led to Machines That Can See - Issue 107: The Edge | Phil Jaekl | October 20, 2021 | Nautilus
“There is absolutely no reason for anyone to be on the streets of the city of New Orleans during the nightfall,” Shaun Ferguson, superintendent of the police department, said Monday in a video posted on Twitter.Ida’s death toll reaches 4; officials urge those who evacuated not to return | Paulina Firozi, Tim Craig | August 31, 2021 | Washington Post
Despite my aforementioned Delicate Arch adventure, I maintain that the best way for most folks to experience Arches in the summertime is from inside an air-conditioned vehicle or toward nightfall, when temperatures slide into the sixties.
nightfall has come and gone, and the disappearance of the sun’s warm hues lend the proceedings a clinical cast.
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 | Liz Seccuro | December 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | Andrew Slater | June 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | Nina Strochlic | December 19, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | Nina Strochlic | July 4, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The worst attack occurred after nightfall on Thursday at a snooker club in Quetta in an area frequented by Hazara Shia Muslims.
The capitulation was a matter of half an hour, and by nightfall I followed the duke and his escort into the town.
Always is to do a good deed, and there's a deal of work yet to be finished before nightfall.Dorothy at Skyrie | Evelyn Raymond
The contest was continued with great obstinacy till nightfall, when the rebels retired.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
It was about three o'clock when we left JordansPg 254 with a view of reaching Oxford, still a good many miles away, by nightfall.British Highways And Byways From A Motor Car | Thomas D. Murphy
They were afraid, both of them, and they were sad; the melancholy of nightfall had entered into their little hearts.Child Life In Town And Country | Anatole France
British Dictionary definitions for nightfall
the approach of darkness; dusk
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