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good night


good night ExamplesWord Origin interjection

  1. an expression of farewell used in parting at nighttime or when going to sleep.

Origin of good night Middle English word dating back to 1325–75 good-night [goo d-nahyt] noun

  1. a farewell or leave-taking: He said his good-nights before leaving the party.

Examples from the Web for goodnight Contemporary Examples of goodnight

  • And let me say: those baffles make the telescope ugly, like its own mama puts a bag over its head before kissing it goodnight.

    Using Black Holes to Measure Dark Energy, Like a BOSS

    Matthew R. Francis

    April 13, 2014

  • He was alone, wrapped at six in the morning, and the rest of us had wrapped earlier and were like, “Well, bye, goodnight!”

    Alison Brie on ‘Community’s’ New Beginning, Dan Harmon’s Return, Nicolas Cage, and More

    Marlow Stern

    January 3, 2014

  • After the performance, Howard gave her a hug and politely bid her goodnight.

    Terrence Howard, Star of ‘The Butler,’ Is an Actor With a Dark Past

    Allison Samuels

    August 20, 2013

  • He would send her and his daughters stick figures of himself in bed with Barney the dog to say goodnight or good morning.

    George W. Bush Emerges From the Shadows to Open Presidential Library

    Eleanor Clift

    April 23, 2013

  • Sometimes the littlest moments, like a goodnight kiss, are the most important.

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    Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato

    February 5, 2013

  • Historical Examples of goodnight

  • As usual he said goodnight to no one of them, but stole gently out.

    Heather and Snow

    George MacDonald

  • Then Dawes yawned widely, stood up, and said goodnight at quarter-of-ten.

    Dream Town

    Henry Slesar

  • Asgill’s face was dark with passion, but “Goodnight” Flavia repeated coldly.

    The Wild Geese

    Stanley John Weyman

  • Goodnight, Sergeant, and don’t forget the hour in the morning.’

    VC — A Chronicle of Castle Barfield and of the Crimea

    David Christie Murray

  • Goodnight, my friends, and may the good God have mercy upon all souls!

    Little Novels of Italy

    Maurice Henry Hewlett

  • British Dictionary definitions for goodnight good night sentence substitute

    1. a conventional expression of farewell, or, rarely, of greeting, used in the late afternoon, the evening, or at night, esp when departing to bed

    Idioms and Phrases with goodnight good night 1

    Expression of farewell used when parting at night or when going to sleep, as in He stood at the door, saying good night to each of the departing guests, or Mother came to tuck the children in and kiss them good night. [Late 1300s]

    2

    Exclamation of surprise or irritation, as in Good night, Joe!—You can’t mean what you said, or Good night, Anne—it’s time you learned how to throw a ball. [Late 1800s]

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