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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Chronology, Nature
sunsetsun‧set /ˈsʌnset/ ●●○ noun  1 [uncountable]TMC the time of day when the sun disappears and night beginsat sunset We take the flag down at sunset.2 [countable, uncountable]DN the coloured part of the sky where the sun is disappearing at the end of the daydusk a glorious sunset
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sunsetMusic at the fairgrounds begins each Friday, Saturday and Sunday morning and ends about sunset on 11 stages.Shortly after sunset each night Janir volunteered for bed.Coffee was followed by yet another sunset, the best possible after-dinner entertainment.The bats leave the caverns at sunset each day to feed on night-flying insects.You may prefer to sit on the terrace sipping a cocktail at sunset.At sunset, stand with your arms out to each side.We sat and watched the glorious sunset from across the Mekong river.a purple and orange sunsetAt least if they kept going towards the sunset they were going away from the Ridgery and would arrive somewhere.Lovers walked hand in hand towards the sunset.The park is open from 8 a.m. to sunset.Instead, towards sunset, he led us to another village, off the highway and surrounded by paddy fields.
From Longman Business Dictionarysunsetsun‧set /ˈsʌnset/ adjective [only before a noun]1ECONOMICS no longer very profitable or important and based on old TECHNOLOGIESAs their profit levels fall, these new industries, in their turn, will become sunset sectors.2LAWsunset rules or laws are ones which cancel rules or laws that were made in the pastThe new sunset law will eliminate statutes that are more than 10 years old.Thesunset provisions will cancel most tax increases since June 30.
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