Definitions

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  • n. The evening, between twilight and bedtime.

Etymologies

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fore- +‎ night

Examples

  • Arrawd's three moons had last been high in the sky together nearly a forenight ago.

    Running From The Deity

  • The stars wheeled in their endless march, the well-known ones of the forenight giving place to strangers of the after hours, and Ridgar had begun to move with the caution of the hunted, inch by inch, out from the shelter of the lodge, when he felt a hand steal from the darkness and touch him with infinite care.

    The Maid of the Whispering Hills

  • Hut a check was given for a while to these forenight meetings.

    Alec Forbes of Howglen

  • He was hard at work in the execution of this project, on the third night, or rather late afternoon: they called it _forenight_ there.

    Alec Forbes of Howglen

  • But lo, the sheen of such a venture darkens upon the news of a forenight past, when made-and-true pirates from the dark continent boarded a vessel and hostaged her stalwart captain.

    The Seventh Sense

  • Arrawd’s three moons had last been high in the sky together nearly a forenight ago.

    Running from the Deity

  • "She's gotten a hurt man down there," said Jerry, "she has been runnin 'wi' white clouts and bandages a 'the forenight.

    The Dew of Their Youth

  • "See to yon gentry cove," cried one of the band; "'tis the same we saw in the forenight crossing the ford above.

    Godolphin, Complete

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