break of day


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break of day

The first sign of daylight; dawn. The party went on until the break of day.
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break of day

Dawn, early morning, as in We'll leave at break of day, as soon as it's light, or I feel as though I've been working since the break of day. This term uses break in the sense "burst out of darkness." [First half of 1500s] A synonym from the same period is the noun daybreak.
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But we can catch all its glory in this five-part documentary that captures the break of day.
Having teed off at the break of day, Rock was happy to get his second round ticked off and secure himself a later start today.
TOMORROW IS BUT A DREAM Please take me to tomorrow, And I won't yearn for yesterday, I'll drift the night upon a dream, Through till the break of day, I'll stroll the sun-kissed morning, And whisper to the breeze, And Nature's arms will hold me close, Her beauty so serene, I'll walk the lush green meadow, And pick a rambling rose, And hold it close unto my heart, Sweet rose, sweet life unknown, I'll watch the world awaken, And know tomorrow cannot be, They say tomorrow never comes, And the future can't be seen, I can't go back to yesterday, Tomorrow is but a dream, Reality is in today, Of days that might have been.
Break of Day will feature many homemade favorites from fresh baked breads, Danish, Pastries and Chocolates to Soup, salads, sandwiches and Pastas.
With the break of day, however, the overnight visitors must fend for themselves, as was the case Tuesday despite steady rain and a high temperature of just 51 degrees.
They left Big Jess on the Black Bear Mountain, Break of day, baby, break of day.
From open interest of 51,307 at the break of day, we have seen 11,792 contracts trade so far today.
PLEASE take me to tomorrow, And I won't yearn for yesterday, I'll drift the night upon a dream, Through til the break of day, I'll stroll the sun-kissed morning, And whisper to the breeze, And Nature's arms will hold me close, Her beauty so serene, I'll walk the lush green meadow, And pick a rambling rose, And hold it close unto my heart, Sweet rose, sweet life unknown, I'll watch the world awaken, And know tomorrow cannot be, They say tomorrow never comes, And the future can't be seen, I can't go back to yesterday, Tomorrow is but a dream, Reality is in today, Of days that might have been.
Demolition of the sewage-infested Harper residence began at the bitter cold break of day on Jan.
Labyrinth is getting ready to put on the Noel Greig play At Break of Day at Bedworth Arts Centre.