evening

[ eev-ning ]SEE DEFINITION OF evening

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR EVENING

He spent such an evening there at the end of their first month in New York.

Since he went to Salamis in search of you, I have not seen him until late this evening.

For more than an hour, there was perfect stillness, as the shades of evening deepened.

"Some portions of the evening I enjoyed exceedingly," replied Philothea.

In consideration of the health of Paralus, the customary evening procession was dispensed with.

That you will take tea with us to-morrow evening, and help us do justice to them.

That evening, the lawyer called at the house of the superintendent.

The chairman rose to propose the toast of the evening, and was received with cheers.

The weather, which had looked threatening all day, cleared off this evening.

On my return in the evening, found the party had arrived from Mainbenup, and had camped.

WORD ORIGIN

from Old English æfnung "evening, sunset," verbal noun from æfnian "become evening, grow toward evening," from æfen "evening" (see eve). As a synonym of even (n.), it dates from mid-15c. and now entirely replaces the older word in this sense. Another Old English noun for "evening" was cwildtid.

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