sun·​down | \ˈsən-ˌdau̇n \

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Passover ends tomorrow at sundown. we were told that the best time to see elk is at sundown

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Storms in Central Illinois are expected to organize into a squall line that will arrive in the Indianapolis area around sundown, bringing chances of tornadoes, Tucek said. Holly V. Hays, Indianapolis Star, "Indianapolis weather: Large hail, isolated tornadoes possible in Central Indiana," 2 Apr. 2018 While our greatest concern is the potential for heavy rain and flooding, there is more than enough atmospheric instability not to rule out a damaging wind threat, especially for storms that arrive before sundown. Jason Samenow, Washington Post, "Heavy storms threaten Tuesday evening and may cause flash flooding," 15 May 2018 Young Thug took the stage before sundown and had trouble hyping up the crowd. Joey Guerra, Houston Chronicle, "Jmblya returns to Houston with J. Cole, Migos and Young Thug," 6 May 2018 Strict enforcement would mean that work would stop before sundown in the summer months. Joshua Stewart,, "Congressional candidate Diane Harkey suggests curfew, buddy system for House members," 23 Mar. 2018 Families stuff themselves at iftar, a communal meal at sundown, then sprawl in front of the set to watch nightly serials known as mosalsalat. The Economist, "Egypt’s bumbling police get their man, at least on television," 31 May 2018 Movies and Concert – Concerts begin at 7 p.m. followed by a movie at sundown at Garfield Park, 2432 Conservatory Dr., Indianapolis. Chris Sims, Indianapolis Star, "Here are 36 free things to do with your kids around Indy in July," 26 June 2018 The terrain is so treacherous, the more than 100 firefighters battling the blaze pulled back at sundown and plan to return in the morning. Pauline Repard,, "Cal Fire crews locate plane wreckage in remote San Diego County," 13 May 2018 City officials reminded residents that parks close at sundown and no one is supposed to be there after dark. Carol Robinson,, "Shootout in Adamsville park leaves 1 injured, 2 in custody," 21 Apr. 2018

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1620, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of sundown

: the time when the sun goes below the horizon


sun·​down | \ˈsən-ˌdau̇n \

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