Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR NIGHTLY

This was the sword which hung daily, nightly, over our heads.

Do we not nightly jumble events and personages and times and places, as these do daily?

Some that smote the breast nightly in the anguish of remorse.

He did all this in the absent manner of a man who did it nightly.

"You might change her sentry nightly," put in the Seneschal.

And now she remembered the policeman who kept nightly vigil at the avenue crossing!

On a high sandy terrace, a mile or so below, we pitch our nightly camp.

Fortune favors us, almost nightly, with beautiful abiding-places.

There are daily and nightly watches along the shores of the lake.

They built the nightly fires circling the camp to keep out the animals.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English nihtlic "nocturnal, of the night, at night;" see night + -ly (1). As an adverb, Middle English nihtlich, from the adjective.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR NIGHTLY

nocturnal

adjectivehappening at night
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.