Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Approaching night; of or pertaining to evening.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Approaching toward night.

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  • adjective Toward night.

Etymologies

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night +‎ -ward

Examples

  • So the gray car crept nightward in the dark and there was no life stirred as it went by ....

    This Side of Paradise

  • It was getting nightward, after all, and Al had no lantern, so nobody'd ever even notice he was there.

    Prentice Alvin

  • Jessica has floated out of herself, up to watch herself watching the night, to hover in widelegged, shoulderpadded white, satin-polished on her nightward surfaces.

    Gravity's Rainbow

  • So the gray car crept nightward in the dark and there was no life stirred as it went by ....

    Book 1, Chapter 2. Spires and Gargoyles.

  • So the gray car crept nightward in the dark and there was no life stirred as it went by ....

    This Side of Paradise

  • Yet, that you may see that I am something suspicious of myself, and do take notice of a certain belatedness in me, I am the bolder to send you some of my nightward thoughts some while since, because they come in not altogether unfitly, made up in a Petrarchian stanza, which I told you of:

    Selected English Letters

  • I would say that it came at the end of some particular day's journey; that it lies in the twilight at the conclusion of twenty miles of dusty road; that it lies one hour nightward of a blow-out.

    Journeys to Bagdad

  • At the sunward edge of these regions, once in eighty-eight days, or once in a Mercurial year, the sun rises to an elevation of forty-seven degrees, and then descends again straight to the horizon from which it rose; at the nightward edge, once in eighty-eight days, the sun peeps above the horizon and quickly sinks from sight again.

    Other Worlds Their Nature, Possibilities and Habitability in the Light of the Latest Discoveries

  • And the day sweeps round to the nightward; and heavy and hard the waves

    Poems and Ballads (Third Series) Taken from The Collected Poetical Works of Algernon Charles Swinburne—Vol. III

  • Perhaps, as if clouds that had parted, sending a sunbeam across from the west upon the dark sorrow of the morning, had shut again, inexorably, leaving him still to tread the nightward path under the old, leaden sky.

    Faith Gartney's Girlhood

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