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WHAT DOES TWILIGHT MEAN IN ENGLISH?
Twilight is the illumination that is produced by sunlight scattering in the upper atmosphere, illuminating the lower atmosphere when the Sun itself is not directly visible because it is below the horizon, so that the surface of the Earth is neither completely lit nor completely dark. The word "twilight" is also used to denote the periods of time when this illumination occurs. The further the Sun is below the horizon, the dimmer the twilight. When the Sun reaches 18 degrees below the horizon, twilight's brightness is nearly zero. Evening twilight ends and night begins. When the Sun again reaches 18 degrees below the horizon, night ends and morning twilight begins. Owing to its distinctive quality, primarily the absence of shadows and the appearance of objects silhouetted against the bright sky, twilight has long been popular with photographers, who refer to it as 'sweet light', and painters, who refer to it as the blue hour, after the French expression l'heure bleue. By analogy with evening twilight, the word "twilight" is also sometimes used metaphorically, to imply that something is losing strength and approaching its end.
The first definition of twilight in the dictionary is the soft diffused light occurring when the sun is just below the horizon, esp following sunset related adjective crepuscular. Other definition of twilight is the period in which this light occurs.Twilight is also the period of time during which the sun is a specified angular distance below the horizon.
The translations of twilight from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «twilight» in English.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «TWILIGHT» OVER TIME
The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «twilight» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «twilight» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.
Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about twilight
10 QUOTES WITH «TWILIGHT»
Famous quotes and sentences with the word twilight.
Henry Ward Beecher
Laughter is day, and sobriety is night; a smile is the twilight that hovers gently between both, more bewitching than either.
Twilight is about getting older and relationships - not about a murder mystery. It's about love when you reach a certain age; nothing is in primary colors.
The sunlight ranges over the universe, and at incarnation we step out of it into the twilight of the body, and see but dimly during the period of our incarceration; at death we step out of the prison again into the sunlight, and are nearer to the reality.
We live in a twilight sort of world where, unfortunately, the perception of the seriousness of abortion - has grown progressively obscured in the minds of many of our contemporaries.
Carl von Clausewitz
All action takes place, so to speak, in a kind of twilight, which like a fog or moonlight, often tends to make things seem grotesque and larger than they really are.
My play is the ultimate expression of my feeling of the twilight of Western civilization.
My career progressed slowly. Real slow at a time. The irony of it was I had the best part of my career between when I was 45 and 49 years old. That's when most people are in their twilight, waiting to get to the Champions Tour. And that's when I made most of my hay.
In the cold, shivering twilight, preceding the daybreak of civilization, the dominating emotion of man was fear.
Hubert H. Humphrey
It was once said that the moral test of government is how that government treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly; and those who are in the shadows of life, the sick, the needy and the handicapped.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
For age is opportunity no less Than youth itself, though in another dress, And as the evening twilight fades away The sky is filled with stars, invisible by day.
10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TWILIGHT»
Discover the use of twilight in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to twilight and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
When 17 year old Isabella Swan moves to Forks, Washington to live with her father she expects that her new life will be as dull as the town.
Stephenie Meyer, 2009
Crossroads of Twilight: Book Ten of 'The Wheel of Time'
In the tenth book of The Wheel of Time from the New York Times #1 bestselling author Robert Jordan, the world and the characters stand at a crossroads, and the world approaches twilight, when the power of the Shadow grows stronger.
Robert Jordan, 2010
Love Bites: The Unofficial Saga of Twilight
A tribute to the popular book and movie series provides coverage of a range of topics, from the process through which the books were published to how they were adapted for the screen, in a fan's reference that also includes cast bios and ...
Liv Spencer, 2010
Twilight: A Drama in Five Acts
In this naturalist drama, a woman eye surgeon treats the daughter of a man who is prejudiced against educated women.
Ernst Rosmer, 2003
William Butler Yeats was an Irish poet and dramatist and one of the foremost figures of 20th century literature, a pillar of both the Irish and British literary establishments.
W. B. Yeats, 2013
Genre, Reception, and Adaptation in the Twilight Series
Avoiding the reductive tendency of some recent scholarship to focus on the purported shortcomings of the 'Twilight' series with respect to literary merit and political correctness, this volume adopts a cultural studies framework to explore ...
Anne Morey, 2012
Twilight and History
This book is the first to explore the history behind the Twilight Saga's characters and their stories.
Nancy Reagin, 2010
Twilight: Photographs by Gregory Crewdson
Scheduled to accompany three simultaneous gallery exhibitions in Spring 2002 and a subsequent retrospective at Mass MoCA, this book chronicles the completion of the Twilight series, which Crewdson began in 1998.
Rick Moody, 2002
Tempt Me at Twilight
Engaged to the very sensible Michael Bayning, Poppy Hathaway is content with her lot - having longed for a life of normality.
Lisa Kleypas, 2010
Interdisciplinary Approaches to Twilight: Studies in ...
The Twilight novels by Stephenie Meyer have developed from a book series into a powerful phenomenon with an astonishing impact.
Mariah Larsson, Ann Steiner, 2011
10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TWILIGHT»
Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term twilight is used in the context of the following news items.
Here's How Kristen Stewart REALLY Feels About 'Twilight'
Now that Kristen Stewart is involved in “cooler,” indie films, everyone thinks she'd rather forget about her role in the Twilight series than remember it at all. «Celebuzz, Jan 15»
Ian Somerhalder Reportedly Engaged To Be Married To 'Twilight …
Bad news for Nian fans: Rumor has it that actor Ian Somerhalder is engaged to “Twilight” beauty Nikki Reed. Following buzz of a speculated engagement ... «International Business Times, Jan 15»
'Twilight' to Be Revived in Short Films on Facebook
LOS ANGELES — Two years after Lions Gate released the fifth and supposedly final installment of its “Twilight” movie series, the studio has devised an unusual ... «New York Times, Sep 14»
How 'Divergent' Stacks Up To 'The Hunger Games' And 'Twilight'
The YA curse has been broken, and it was Tris and the cast of “Divergent” that made it happen. The Shailene Woodley-led adaptation has been hailed as a ... «MTV.com, Mar 14»
Spoiler alert: 'Twilight' fans love shocking ending
Spoiler alerts for anyone who has not see Breaking Dawn! The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 takes a wild turn from the book at the end of the film, and ... «USA TODAY, Nov 12»
Mo. man charged with plotting 'Twilight' mass shooting
A 20-year-old Missouri man was charged Friday with planning a mass shooting this weekend at either a screening of the latest Twilight movie or a local Walmart. «USA TODAY, Nov 12»
'Breaking Dawn Part 2' Sells Out Showtimes As Final Twilight Saga …
The main reason is that it's the Twilight Saga's swan song (until the inevitable reboot). But the ... That's a new Twilight Saga record for an overseas opening. «Deadline.com, Nov 12»
'Twilight' is over! The cast shares memories, regrets and weird fan …
Yep, the phenomenon that you couldn't get enough of (or get away from, whichever your feeling on Twilight), is coming to screeching halt with the release of the ... «Entertainment Weekly, Nov 12»
Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson Still Dating: 'Twilight' Stars Step …
UPDATE: Photos and video of Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart cuddling outside of Ye Rustic Inn in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles, Calif., on ... «Huffington Post, Oct 12»
Twilight fans miss out as Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson …
Twilight fans have been left disappointed after Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson opted out of making appearances at the hit film's four official conventions. «Daily Mail, Aug 12»
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