An example of twilight is when trees are black against the sky, after the sun has gone down.
In the twilight of his life.
I could just make out her face in the twilight.
It was twilight by the time I got back home.
The twilight of probability. "”John Locke.
O'er the twilight groves and dusky caves. "”Alexander Pope.
Origin of twilight
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English twilight, twyelyghte, from Old English twÄ“onelÄ“oht (“twilight"), equivalent to twi- (“double, half-") +"Ž light, literally "˜second light, half-light'. Cognate to Scots twa licht, twylicht, twielicht (“twilight"), Low German twilecht, twelecht (“twilight"), Dutch tweelicht (“twilight, dusk"), German Zwielicht (“twilight, dusk").