nighted


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nighted

(ˈnaɪtɪd)
adj
darkened, cloaked in or surrounded by darkness, dark
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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.
Our songs went up and out the chimney, And roused the home-gone husbandmen; Our allemands, our keys, poussettings, Our hands-across and back again, Sent rhythmic throbbings through the casements On to the white highway, Where nighted farers paused and muttered, "Keep it up well, do they
Good Hamlet, cast thy nighted colour off, And let thine eye look like a friend on Denmark.