at first light


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at first light

At dawn. We are leaving tomorrow at first light, so I suggest you guys go to bed early tonight. I woke up at first light this morning, so I'm pretty tired now.
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at first light

at dawn; when the first light of dawn appears. We will be ready to leave at first light.
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Twenty young people from the Greenhouse Project's Out of School Activity Group will be given pounds 24,000 to make three short films under the guidance of professional filmmakers at First Light Movies.
Perhaps the most delectable girl to Hemingway scholarship during this centennial year has been publication of the author's African book, beautifully titled True at First Light and aptly labelled "A Fictional Memoir" by his son and editor, Patrick Hemingway.
Renowned producer Barbara Broccoli, best known for the James Bond film franchise, is chairman of the board of directors at First Light.
True, as Patrick Hemingway insists in his Introduction, his father didn't keep a diary, and there is undoubtedly as much fiction in True at First Light as there is in any memoir.
She portrays the lion kill in almost precisely the terms of True at First Light, although she neglects to mention Ernest's unbelievably long "bow and arrow shot" (TAFL 168).
Mary writes about Ernest taking the Wakamba girls to Laitokitok to buy dresses while she was away in Nairobi and about his post-leopard-hunting celebrations with Debba and the Widow that resulted in a broken bed: The day after killing his leopard, 15 December 19 53, Ernest wrote a letter to Slim Hayward that agrees entirely with the version of the leopard hunt that we get in True at First Light, and that continues:
The search resumed at first light yesterday for a British walker missing in a mountainous area of South Africa.
A search began after the alarm was raised on Tuesday, but was called off as darkness fell, resuming at first light yesterday.
Hemingway continued, he was sure his father felt strongly while working on the unfinished True at First Light.
But whereas Green Hills of Africa integrated Hemingway's then-characteristic meditations on writing, True at First Light includes among its almost dreamlike, easily shifting foci that of the writer not writing, a subject that for Hemingway achieved sharp definition as the problem of his own aging.
Packaged in an elegant Art Nouveaustyle bottle, it is a fresh, elegant fragrance that is just right for spring all through the day, not just at first light.
By turns comedic, reflective, discursive, and serious, True at First Light allows the Old Adam with his aging and infertile Eve to return to the dusty Garden, a ravaged Eden where memory and desire nag at him, where the center no longer holds.
You are overhearing an aging man talking to himself at first light.