nighted


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nighted

(ˈnaɪtɪd)
adj
darkened, cloaked in or surrounded by darkness, dark
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Adj.1.nighted - overtaken by night or darknessnighted - overtaken by night or darkness; "benighted (or nighted) travelers hurrying toward home"
unpunctual - not punctual; after the appointed time
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And so they came into a deep forest, and by fortune they were nighted, and rode along in a deep way, and at the last they came into a courtelage where abode the duke of South Marches, and there they asked harbour.
certaine persons which enjoy all the comfortes of this life whatsoever wealth can procure, and whatsoever friendship offereth of kindnes, and whatsoever security may assure them: yet to be overwhelmed with heavines, and dismaide with such feare, as they can neither receive consolation, nor hope of assurance, notwithstanding ther be neither matter of feare, or discontentment, nor yet cause of daunger, but contrarily of great comfort, and gratulation [....] being not moued by any aduersity present or imminent [....] (90) Even Henry's outward manifestation of simplicity and humility by preferring to dress austerely in "wholly black, rejecting expressly all curious fashion of clothing" (Blacman 36) is reminiscent not only of Hamlet's "nighted colour" (Ham.