Meaning of “eventide” in the English Dictionary

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"eventide" in British English

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eventidenoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˈiː.vən.taɪd/ us /ˈiː.vən.taɪd/ literary

Examples from literature

  • Although the seas had greatly subsided, and their combs were no longer dangerous, the Atlantic was far from being as quiet as a lake in a summer eventide. 
  • Must they dine in the daytime, because, being an odd lot, they cannot sit down to dinner at eventide? 
  • Riveted to his chair, he remained in despair until eventide. 

(Definition of “eventide” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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