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evening

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A proof that experience is of no use, is that the end of one love does not prevent us from beginning another.
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English

Etymology 1

Old English ǣfnung, from æfnian, corresponding to even (Etymology 3) + -ing.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
evening

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  1. The time of the day between dusk and night, when it gets dark.
  2. The time of the day between the approximate time of midwinter dusk and midnight (compare afternoon); the period after the end of regular office working hours.
  3. (figuratively) A concluding time period; a point in time near the end of something; the beginning of the end of something.
    It was the evening of the Roman Empire.
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Etymology 2

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Pronunciation

Verb

evening

  1. Present participle of even.

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