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Nighted \Night"ed\, a.

  1. Darkness; clouded. [R.]

  2. Overtaken by night; belated.
    --Beau. & Fl.


Etymology 1

  1. 1 dark; clouded 2 Overtaken by night; belated Etymology 2


  2. (en-past of: night)


adj. overtaken by night or darkness; "benighted (or nighted) travelers hurrying toward home" [syn: benighted]

Usage examples of "nighted".

He knew, however, that no beings as nearly human as these would dare approach the ultimate nighted throne of the daemon Azathoth in the formless central void.

To that hellish piping the column advanced out of the tiled streets and into nighted plains of obscene fungi, soon commencing to climb one of the lower and more gradual hills that lay behind the city.

Vaster and vaster loomed the tenebrous towers of the nighted castle above, and Carter could see that it was well-nigh blasphemous in its immensity.

After more aeons of descent I saw some side passages or burrows leading from unknown recesses of blackness to this shaft of nighted mystery.

Animal fury and orgiastic license here whipped themselves to daemoniac heights by howls and squawking ecstacies that tore and reverberated through those nighted woods like pestilential tempests from the gulfs of hell.

I feel, beyond question, that it is nothing less than nighted Yuggoth--and I shiver when I try to figure out the real reason why its monstrous denizens wish it to be known in this way at this especial time.

He saw towers and walls in nighted depths under the sea, and vortices of space where wisps of black mist floated before thin shimmerings of cold purple haze.

It crossed strange lands and stranger seas, and sank with Atlantis before a Minoan fisher meshed it in his net and sold it to swarthy merchants from nighted Khem.

Something real and tangible, yet fraught with infinite suggestions of nighted mystery, now confronted me.

Madness, of course--but had I not now stumbled into a nighted world as mad as I?

We knew now that some terrible extension of the camp horrors must have crawled into this nighted burial place of the aeons, hence could not doubt any longer the existence of nameless conditions--present or at least recent just ahead.

In paying off the stolid Brava who resisted all questioning by the visitors, and in closing the bungalow which still seemed to hold such nighted secrets, Ward shewed no signs of nervousness save a barely noticed tendency to pause as though listening for something very faint.

I slid gaspingly down into the nighted chamber below, choking with cobwebs and half-swooning with terror.

But at the time it was all horribly real, and nothing can ever efface the memory of those nighted crypts, those titan arcades, and those half-formed shapes of hell that strode gigantically in silence holding half-eaten things whose still surviving portions screamed for mercy or laughed with madness.

I did it for so long that life faded to a far memory, and I became one with the moles and grubs of nighted depths.