1.The partial or complete obscuring, relative to a designated observer, of one celestial body by another.
2.The period of time during which such an obscuration occurs.
3.A temporary or permanent dimming or cutting off of light.
4.A fall into obscurity or disuse; a decline: “A composer... often goes into eclipse after his death and never regains popularity” (Time).
5.A disgraceful or humiliating end; a downfall
1. Johnny's mom passed in front of me and that's when the eclipse happened.
5.Revelations of wrongdoing helped bring about the eclipse of the governor's career.
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