sunset, especially the time of sunset.
Psychiatry. (especially of dementia patients) to experience confusion or hallucinations late in the day or at night, likely as a result of strange surroundings, drug effects, decreased sensory input, or reduction of oxygen supply to the brain.
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How to use sundown in a sentence
The 100th anniversary celebration of the dedication of the iconic Dupont Circle fountain is to be held from noon until sundown today.
Maybe you’re bringing little kids and hiking one or two miles a day, or maybe you’re going fast and light and logging dozens of miles before sundown.8 Once-in-a-Lifetime Backpacking Trips in the U.S. | Megan Michelson | May 4, 2021 | Outside Online
From sunrise through sundown, rows of lettuce, broccoli, and cauliflower are planted, tended to and harvested on the thousand-acre ranch — partially by humans, increasingly by machines.Farmers have more mouths to feed. Bring in the robots. | Dalvin Brown | April 22, 2021 | Washington Post
It all tends to wind down with sundown, but a few showers could roam a bit longer.PM Update: Showers end by late evening, with sunnier and pleasant conditions Tuesday | Ian Livingston | April 12, 2021 | Washington Post
When the liberated Jewish prisoners recited the Hear O Israel, the Lord Our God, the Lord is One, I felt myself carried back to the Friday evenings at home, when with the Sabbath at sundown a healing quietness would come over Brownsville.Alfred Kazin’s “A Walker in the City” charts an intellectual awakening, block by block | Liza Weisstuch | March 4, 2021 | Washington Post
Thunderous sounds announce its arrival, piercing the silence that accompanies sundown in the swampland near Boystown, Liberia.
But after sundown, she would enjoy what felt like a greater luxury.
This year, Jews around the world will revisit those traditions on the evening after Good Friday, when Passover begins at sundown.Why There’s No ‘War on Easter’: Its Unequivocally Religious Message | Michael Medved | April 5, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Torture, some people might call it, from sundown Sunday to sundown Friday.
The tour ended without event and Conor returned to the stationhouse after sundown.NYPD Scandals Obscure the Decency of the Majority, Cops Say | Michael Daly | November 11, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST
If Mac had been alone he would have made the post by sundown, for the Mounted Police rode picked horses, the best money could buy.Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
It was past sundown when they left San Bernardino, but a full moon made the night as good as day for their journey.Ramona | Helen Hunt Jackson
Just afore sundown, she showed up, and passed me with her eyes fixed on a spot about two miles further on.Alec Lloyd, Cowpuncher | Eleanor Gates
Courage, my child,” he says; “see, we have gone a great distance; to-morrow before sundown we shall descend in Belgium.The Real Latin Quarter | F. Berkeley Smith
Just about sundown the stately herdsman again appeared with his motley following.Spanish Life in Town and Country | L. Higgin and Eugne E. Street
British Dictionary definitions for sundown
another name for sunset
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