One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The end of the day; evening.‘the moonflower opens its white flowers at eventide’
evening, night, late afternoon, end of day, close of dayView synonyms
- ‘At eventide, the cerulean skies assumed a deeper tone of velvety purple on which was displayed the rare jewels of the heavenly caskets.’
- ‘Often, awaking suddenly at midnight, he shrank from the bosom of Faith; and at morning or eventide, when the family knelt down at prayer, he scowled and muttered to himself, and gazed sternly at his wife, and turned away.’
- ‘Literally, it means ‘cowdust’, the fine powder raised by cattle as they sway back to the village at eventide.’
- ‘Soon, the eventide fell and everyone retired to his or her beds.’
- ‘Our population growth has slowed significantly, and the baby boomers are now in the eventide of their working life, with their eyes fixed towards retirement.’
Old English ǣfentīd (see even, tide).
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