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 (vĕs′pər-tīn′) also ves·per·ti·nal (vĕs′pər-tī′nəl)
1. Of, relating to, or occurring in the evening.
2. Botany Opening or blooming in the evening.
3. Zoology Active in the evening.

[Latin vespertīnus, from vesper, evening; see vesper.]
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(ˈvɛspəˌtaɪn) or


1. (Botany) botany zoology appearing, opening, or active in the evening: vespertine flowers.
2. (Zoology) botany zoology appearing, opening, or active in the evening: vespertine flowers.
3. occurring in the evening or (esp of stars) appearing or setting in the evening
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(ˈvɛs pər tɪn, -ˌtaɪn)

also ves•per•ti•nal

(ˌvɛs pərˈtaɪn l)

1. of, pertaining to, or occurring in the evening.
2. Bot. opening or expanding in the evening, as certain flowers.
3. Zool. appearing or flying in the early evening; crepuscular.
[1495–1505; < Latin vespertīnus=vesper vesper + -tīnus adj. suffix]
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Up Broadway Chandler moved with the vespertine dress parade.
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Though it elicited her best reviews since 2001's "Vespertine," her ninth album, "Vulnicura," was released two months early to stave off leaks.
Ten years later I would have been up for that crash maybe." The ensuing Vespertine album [which features the swan dress on its cover] she compares to "little insects rising from the ashes." The task with the new album [Medulla], she says, was "to gain again my strength." (22) Iceland, long ruled by Norway and then Denmark, developed a movement for independence in the late eighteenth century inspired by Enlightenment philosopher and pastor Johann Gottfried Herder's theory that any group of people possessing their own language and culture was due independence as a nation.
I also wonder if his story tonight isn't so much about his indulgences or his vespertine stratagems or secret roue techniques as it is about--gasp--his reformation.