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the light of a candle.
a dim artificial light.
twilight; dusk.
Contemporary Examples

Ghouls of Wall Street Tina Brown April 19, 2010
Child’s Death Stuns Remote Town Diane Herbst August 2, 2011
The Rematch Mark McKinnon January 26, 2009
Brooklyn Shooting Hits Close to Bill de Blasio’s Park Slope Home Michael Daly June 30, 2014
Inside the Mass Slaying on California’s Tule River Indian Reservation Christine Pelisek December 11, 2012

Historical Examples

Our Mutual Friend Charles Dickens
The Forbidden Trail Honor Willsie
The Passionate Elopement Compton Mackenzie
Fox’s Book of Martyrs John Foxe
Sinister Street, vol. 2 Compton Mackenzie


the light from a candle or candles: they ate by candlelight
(as modifier): a candlelight dinner

dusk; evening


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