half-light : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • n  a greyish light (as at dawn or dusk or in dim interiors)

  • Under the silent city, waiting for the bombers in the half-light of the world's largest dugout (estimated capacity: 30,000), hundreds of Chinese died.
  • Still, Shanghai thrives best in those half-light moments when it's not clear whether it's dawn or dusk.
  • The modern theater, whether in London or New York, dwells in this half-light, with its pensive mixture of not-yet-dusk and not-quite-dawn.
News & Articles

  • Boston Marathon bombing memorial is dismantled; materials to be preserved in city archives
    In the half-light of dawn, with runners and relatives of the victims watching, they snapped on rubber gloves, unfurled rolls of plastic bags, and began by untying the knots of all the tangled shoelaces. At the city’s behest, about a dozen people gathered at Copley Square this morning and meticulously picked through the makeshift memorial of the Marathon bombings, preserving for posterity the ...
    June 25, 2013 - Boston Globe

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