from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Born in the night; produced in darkness.


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  • I was with the night-born at last, and I knew that was where I belonged.

    The Night-Born

  • I was night-born, and the big timber couldn't kill me.

    The Night-Born

  • And the funny thing is, though I'm night-born in everything else, I'm not when it comes to mating.

    The Night-Born

  • And she quoted to me those very words of Thoreau that Bardwell quoted a moment ago – the ones about the day-born gods and the night-born.

    The Night-Born

  • Well, being the night-born, I reckon I was their rightful heir. '

    The Night-Born

  • I, who had lived all my life with the day-born, was a night-born.

    The Night-Born

  • To Lucy the words were a life's declaration: 'I knew right away, as soon as I read that, what was the matter with me, I was a night-born.

    “Samuel! There was a rolling wonder in the sound. Ay, there was!”

  • She happened on a scrap of newspaper quoting Thoreau's Cry of the Human and the line, "The Society Islanders had their day-born gods, but they were not supposed to be of equal antiquity with the ... night-born gods."

    “Samuel! There was a rolling wonder in the sound. Ay, there was!”

  • It was a clot of darkness, a blur in the sight, a monstrous night-born incubus that might have been deemed a figment of a sleep-drugged brain, but for the points of blazing yellow fire that glimmered like two eyes from the blackness.

    The Coming of Conan The Cimmerian

  • Yet still he advanced, in some form of progress unlike the ways of the material world he had left behind - forward, through grayness that obscured his vision like the clammy embrace of a night-born fog.

    Conan Of The Isles


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