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  • But an occasional break in the clouds at evening vanquished the dull monotony of the heavens with a sunset so glowing, and so brilliant as it reflected off the moisture-laden upper skies, it left the travelers without words to describe it, daunted by its sheer beauty.

    The Mammoth Hunters

  • Sunrises have a way of filling the room with soft pink light that a sunset cannot match.

    The Lo-Down

  • Our apartment, which was a roof-room of a gambrel-roofed cottage, was, to be sure, unplastered and carpetless; but it looked out through the boughs of a great apple-tree, up a most bewildering blue vista of mountains, whence the sight of a sunset was something forever to be remembered.

    Oldtown Folks

  • Liannan was soft and shining and lovely, her red hair drifting around her as if it was a second cloud, dyed fiery shades by a sunset nobody else could see.

    The Demons Covenant

  • The pleasureful rush of emotion we experience at the beauty of a sunset touches that link.

    THE HIDDEN FACE OF GOD

  • The third couple consisted of Ramsey Keith, a little sawed-off Scotchman at least sixty with a face like a sunset preserved in alcohol, and a short and slender black-eyed affair who might have been anything under 35 to my limited experience, because she was Chinese.

    Too Many Cooks

  • We began thieving the pennies; we held too much reverence for the silver coins ever to think of stealing them: the1947half dollars with Liberty on the front walking into a sunset cradling an armful of flowers, and on the back, a bald eagle.

    Change Me Into Zeus’s Daughter

  • On the way home I drove to the pickup corner where Linda Zeroski had gotten into an automobile under a spreading oak and driven off, without concern, into a sunset that looked like purple and red smoke against the western sky.

    Jolie Blon’s Bounce

  • I don't know why there was a fire, or how there could have been a sunset at tea-time on that day.

    Movie Night

  • I am Naass, a chief, and the son of a chief, born between a sunset and a rising, on the dark seas, in my father's oomiak.

    An Odyssey of the North

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