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moonlight

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmoonlightmoon‧light1 /ˈmuːnlaɪt/ noun [uncountable]  1 LIGHTthe light of the moonin the moonlight The water looked silver in the moonlight.pale/silver moonlight The hills were bathed in pale moonlight.by moonlight We dined by moonlight.2 do a moonlight (flit)
Examples from the Corpus
moonlightMoonlight came in through the curtains, lighting up the children's sleeping faces.To the west was a panorama of lakes and peaks by moonlight.But tonight we can see by moonlight.People spill back across the empty space of moonlight, and the dancers' faces merge with the crowd.When we left the forest, pale moonlight reflected dimly on the frosty ground and it was easier to see.Around us the mountains loom, huge and harsh in the moonlight.So I really did get something accomplished by sitting in the moonlight.We stood back and looked at the statue in the moonlight.The trees looked strangely white in the moonlight.in the moonlightThe white woman knelt with the black women in a circle in the moonlight.The deer hung smoking behind him as though cooking in the moonlight.Then I'd look at the fields of beans, glossy in the moonlight, hanging fat and glossy.Beyond the back door was a view of mountainsides in the moonlight.The streets were still and cool and silver in the moonlight.So I really did get something accomplished by sitting in the moonlight.We stood back and looked at the statue in the moonlight.
Related topics: Employment
moonlightmoonlight2 verb [intransitive] informal  1 BEWORK/DO WORKto have a second job in addition to your main job, especially without the knowledge of the government tax department She’s been moonlighting as a waitress in the evenings.2 British EnglishBEPEW to do paid work although you are getting money from the government because you do not officially have a jobmoonlighter noun [countable]moonlighting noun [uncountable] He’s been doing some moonlighting for another company.
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Examples from the Corpus
moonlightSome officers were moonlighting as security guards.Carlos is an auto mechanic who moonlights fixing the cars of friends.Sarton has been moonlighting for five years to supplement his income.
From Longman Business Dictionarymoonlightmoon‧light /ˈmuːnlaɪt/ verb [intransitive] if you moonlight, you have a second job in addition to your main job, without the knowledge of your main employer or the tax authoritiesShe’s been moonlighting as a waitress in the evenings.moonlighter noun [countable]If you hire a moonlighter, you’re taking a chance.moonlighting noun [uncountable]He’s been doing some moonlighting for another company.→ See Verb table
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Verb table
moonlight
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theymoonlight
he, she, itmoonlights
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theymoonlighted
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave moonlighted
he, she, ithas moonlighted
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad moonlighted
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill moonlight
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have moonlighted
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam moonlighting
he, she, itis moonlighting
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you, we, theyare moonlighting
Past
I, he, she, itwas moonlighting
you, we, theywere moonlighting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been moonlighting
he, she, ithas been moonlighting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been moonlighting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be moonlighting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been moonlighting
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