under (the) cover of darkness/night

idiom

: in the dark : at night
The crime was committed under (the) cover of darkness/night.

Examples of under (the) cover of darkness/night in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Early on Monday, April 1, Israeli troops withdrew under the cover of darkness, ending the siege. Aya Batrawy, NPR, 6 Apr. 2024 In 2021, after Beijing imposed a sweeping National Security Law on Hong Kong to ban sedition, secession and subversion, the university removed the statue under the cover of darkness and placed it in storage. Oscar Holland, CNN, 20 Mar. 2024 Nevertheless Stugna held the road at two junctions and Ukrainian troops steadily withdrew from the city, on vehicles and on foot, mostly under cover of darkness. Oleksandr Chubko Lynsey Addario, New York Times, 6 Mar. 2024 As the trucks arrived, still under the cover of darkness, an Israeli drone filmed the scene from above using a thermal camera. Jonathan Baran, Washington Post, 1 Mar. 2024 By starting the exercise under the cover of darkness and during students’ winter break, university leaders hoped to minimize a conflict with activists adamant the park should remain open space, a living tribute to free speech and student activism. Hannah Wiley, Los Angeles Times, 4 Jan. 2024 Not the wee morning hours under the cover of night but the full-on sunlight of day, so ill-suited to haunting. Mariana Enriquez, The New Yorker, 6 Feb. 2023 Navy Special Warfare Operator 1st Class Christopher J. Chambers immediately jumped to his aid but, under the cover of night, both went missing. Lawrence Richard, Fox News, 23 Jan. 2024 Tony Hope likes to work under the cover of darkness. Mark Jenkins, Washington Post, 5 Jan. 2024

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Dictionary Entries Near under (the) cover of darkness/night

under-the-counter

under (the) cover of darkness/night

under the eye of

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“Under (the) cover of darkness/night.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/under%20%28the%29%20cover%20of%20darkness%2Fnight. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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