night-time - definition and meaning


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  • noun Alternative spelling of nighttime.


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  • In the night-time, after they had gone to roost, he climbed to the top of a pile of newly hauled lumber.

    The God's Domain

  • The majority of those killed were from Navy Seal Team 6, the unit that killed Osama bin Laden in a night-time raid deep into Pakistan, but are not the same personnel.

    Worst US loss of life in Afghan war as helicopter crash kills 38

  • But this white man drank much whiskey, and in the night-time came to Yamikan's house and made much fight.


  • It was night-time, and they were all workmen of the better class.


  • They landed in the night-time, and caught Oscar asleep.

    Chapter 8

  • Seelee arrived, proud in his importance that the great master of Berande should summon him in the night-time for council, and firm in his refusal to step one inch within the dread domain of the bushmen.

    Chapter 23

  • The pictures, taken undercover in the Homs area, currently the centre of the uprising, show rebel fighters of the Free Syrian Army, night-time demonstrations, the funerals of victims and the anger and defiance of ordinary Syrians facing violent state repression.

    Homs: the story behind Mani's extraordinary images from the frontline

  • But the idea is out there – and is causing concern among local businessmen, just as Westminster's new night-time charges are in Soho.

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  • Nearby dwellings prevent late revelry, so it's more of a daytime party than night-time skulduggery, but the lineup, offered on two stages and in several marquees, couldn't be more club-orientated.

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  • I was present when Stephen was born, and in the night-time, when he was two months old, I myself carried him as a present to Moses and Minnie, and old Mrs. Poepoe carried the lantern.



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