American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Last night.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- On the night last past.
- n. The night last past.
- adv. archaic Last night.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The last night; the night last past.
- adv. On the last night.
- From Middle English, from Old English ġiestranniht ("yesternight"), equivalent to yester- + night. (Wiktionary)
“And it came to pass on the morrow, that the firstborn said unto the younger, Behold, I lay yesternight with my father: let us make him drink wine this night also; and go thou in, and lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father.”
“The rougher animal, raising himself on his tail and fins, thus addressed the astonished man in the dialect spoken in these islands:—You deprived me of her whom I was to make my companion; and it was only yesternight that I discovered her outer garment, the loss of which obliged her to be your wife.”
“The rougher animal, raising himself on his tail and fins, thus addressed the astonished man in the dialect spoken in these islands:--You deprived me of her whom I was to make my companion; and it was only yesternight that I discovered her outer garment, the loss of which obliged her to be your wife.”
“So he sat down and the King asked him, “Knowest thou who talked with thee yesternight?””
“Ho, thou the Wazir,171 in our talk yesternight thou toldest me that thou hadst a device whereby thou couldst defend us from the malice of the King of Hind.”
““Listen, O my brother, to what my sire told me yesternight of the calamity which hath betided him in the withering of his crops before their time, by reason of the rarity of rain and the sore sorrow that is fallen on this city.””
“When the morning morrowed the girl came back and said to him, My lady salameth to thee and asks how thou hast passed yesternight; for she hath not tasted sleep by reason of her heart being taken up with thee.”
“They rejoined, ‘Yes! it was we took thy goods yesternight and carried off thy friend and her who was singing to him.’”
“How couldest thou be in Bassorah yesterday and Cairo yesternight and withal awake in Damascus this morning?”
“I cook you five dishes for the morning and the like for the evening meal, lentils and rice and broth and stew240 and sherbet of roses; and yesternight ye sought of me a sixth dish and a seventh, to wit yellow rice and cooked pomegranate seed.”
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