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twilight

noun [U]    /ˈtwɑɪˌlɑɪt/
the low level of light when it is late in the day, just before the darkness of night, or this period of the day fig. Twilight is also any late period, when the end of something is near: The book presents a compelling portrait of the singer in the twilight of her career.
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