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1‘we reached the village by twilight’
dusk, early evening, evening, close of day
sunset, sundown, nightfall
literary eventide, the gloaming
rare owl light, crepuscule, crepuscle, evenfall
2‘it was scarcely visible in the evening twilight’
half-light, semi-darkness, dimness, gloom
3‘he was approaching the twilight of his career’
decline, waning, downturn, ebb
autumn, final years, closing years, last years
1‘a twilight world’
shadowy, dark, twilit, shady, dim, gloomy, obscure
literary darkling, darksome, crepuscular
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