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Indian summer

1. A period of unseasonably warm weather in early fall. I know it's September, but don't get out your winter clothes just yet—this area often has an Indian summer. I hate the cold weather, so I'm hoping for an Indian summer.
2. A particularly peaceful, successful, or enjoyable time as something nears its end. As her illness worsened, my grandmother still enjoyed painting, so I think she had an Indian summer before her death. I wonder if people sensed that they were in an Indian summer just before the Great Depression.
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Indian summer

A period of mild, sunny weather occurring in late autumn, usually following a seasonable cold spell. For example, We had two whole days of Indian summer this year, and then it turned cold again. [Late 1700s]
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an Indian summer

mainly BRITISH
An Indian summer is a period of great success late in someone's life or career, often after a period of not being successful. Despite an unexpected Indian Summer, they never really lived up to their initial promise. Note: An Indian summer is a period of unusually warm sunny weather during the autumn.
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Indian summer

1 a period of dry, warm weather occurring in late autumn. 2 a tranquil or productive period in someone's later years.
2 1930 Vita Sackville-West The Edwardians Meanwhile she was quite content that Sebastian should become tanned in the rays of Sylvia's Indian summer.
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an ˌIndian ˈsummer


1 a period of unusually dry, warm weather in the autumn: We had a splendid Indian summer last October.
2 a period of success or happiness near the end of somebody’s life: He made his best movies in his seventies; it was for him a real Indian summer.
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It's also 45 years since Indian Summer were all together - I hope we can have some sort of reunion.
Critique: With its flawlessly reproduced duotone photographic images and engagingly informative commentary, "Our Indian Summer in the Far West" is unique--and will prove to be a highly treasured and enduringly valued contribution to community, college, and university library 19th Century American History collections and supplemental studies reading lists.
We also need there to have been a fairly widespread frost across the UK for a warm spell afterwards to be an Indian Summer.
He added that the use of authentic Indian spices and methodology to serve the food, notably the Indian texture and taste is for sure the task of some real talented chefs, which is a unique feature with Indian summer, which serves customers across the Middle East region.
The Indian Summer tells the story of a young man who lives in a world of passion and his desires.
The Met Office said that while it will be unseasonably hot, it is not an 'Indian summer', as some reports have suggested, as it is too early in the year: "An Indian summer is defined as a warm, calm spell of weather occurring after the first frost in autumn, especially in October and November," it said.
Indian summer, says Wikipedia, is a period of warm dry weather between the middle of September and the first of November.
EXPECTATIONS of sunshine and long hot days may have been washed away by record rainfall this summer, but gardeners as nature's greatest optimists, have high hopes for an Indian Summer.
The focus of the book, Indian Summer, is mainly on five persons, namely, Lord Mountbatten, Edwina Mountbatten, Jawaharlal Nehru, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi and Mohammad Ali Jinnah.
Stockholm Indian Summer Bee Judging the season by the sounds of wild-life: While Northern Europe buzzes with bees, the Arab world still buzzes with change.
She says, "Bright colours form the essence of Indian summer & add twist to our style"
INDIAN SUMMER GARDEN PARTY (Young members event) Enjoy a complimentary drink on arrival, followed by al fresco dining on the terrace (weather permitting) and music and dancing until late.
SUN-starved families took advantage of Britain's long-awaited Indian summer yesterday as temperatures hit the super Seventies.
This Indian Summer, however, is more than just local optimism about the weather.
The rain - after, we hope, a long Indian summer - starts turning the skies cold and gray.
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