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  • “Sunset” did not become a verb in a good way. The term originates as a euphemism for technological shutdown (for example of web sites or web services). Users never like it when a service they’ve enjoyed is shut down. People enjoy sunsets, but they don’t enjoy end of services. Using the term to make something unpleasant sound pleasant is tacky and frankly (in the origins of the term) often backhanded. So I always protest it as a verb in that context.