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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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Daybreak was tipped as the show that would rival the American giants of the genre when it launched with Bleakley, from Co Down, and Adrian Chiles at the helm after their defection from the BBC.
Chiles, who hosts ITV's Champions League Football coverage and has a Sunday night chat show, was prepared to admit he had been axed from Daybreak, according to the source.
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Daybreak was launched as the successor to GMTV in September after Adrian Chiles and Christine Bleakley defected from the BBC.
Kennecott Land's Daybreak is Utah's largest master-planned community and is located on the Salt Lake Valley's West Bench.
Christine - set to host Dancing On Ice alongside Phillip Schofield - claimed that her failure to excite the viewing public alongside Daybreak co-host Adrian was something she had accepted.
New presenters would be hired for Daybreak, which would be relaunched in a bid to attract a wider audience.
Daybreak had already landed the dream team of Christine Bleakley and Adrian Chilies, who were magic together on the BBC, and it looked certain that the show would be a smash.
SuperSolutions' Daybreak Lending Software emerged as best in class during our search to replace existing mainframe capabilities," said Chuck Tredway, Executive Vice President and General Manager, MMCA.
I also said I would not watch Daybreak for as long as he was on it, and I did not.
ITV chiefs want to dump Daybreak presenters Christine Bleakley and Adrian Chiles - but can't afford the pounds 4million pay-off.
The pair started fronting Daybreak after presenting BBC programme The One Show together.
FORMER GMTV presenter Fiona Phillips yesterday hit out at ITV1's new breakfast show Daybreak claiming it has "lost touch with its audience".
In 1978, Daybreak Resources for Women and Children was incorporated, and in 1984, it purchased a permanent shelter.
VALENCIA - A problem with a cable outside a Valencia electrical substation left about 1,700 Southern California Edison customers without power for a time, but service was restored to nearly everyone by daybreak Friday.