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.
See also: break, of
References in classic literature ?
If your philosophical philanthropy,' said the landlady, putting down her work, and rising to take the stranger's soup from her husband, who appeared with it at a side door, 'puts anybody at the mercy of such people by holding terms with them at all, in words or deeds, or both, take it away from the Break of Day, for it isn't worth a sou.
The company might have had other engagements, or they might have felt their inferiority, but in any case they dispersed by degrees, and not being replaced by other company, left their new patron in possession of the Break of Day.
The landlady of the Break of Day looked at him again, and felt almost confirmed in her last decision.
This the landlady of the Break of Day chirpingly explained, calling between whiles, 'Hola, my husband
When he started up, the Godfather Break of Day was peeping at its namesake.
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.
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.