at the crack of dawn

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at the crack of dawn

Very early in the morning, when the sun rises (dawn). It's a long drive, so we'll have to leave at the crack of dawn if we want to get there on time.
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at the crack of dawn

 and at the break of dawn
Fig. at the earliest light of the day. Jane was always awake at the crack of dawn. The birds start singing at the break of dawn.
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at the crack of dawn

If you do something at the crack of dawn, you do it very early in the morning. I'm not used to getting up at the crack of dawn. We set off at the crack of dawn.
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As a college student, Alicaba left his house at the break of dawn. Now a teacher at Panghulo Elementary School, sometimes he takes boat rides with his students on their way to school, within walking distance from Artex.
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We offer nine holy masses at the break of dawn. We pray more and fervently often in the company of our family and friends.
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De Lima of Baao, Camarines Sur, clocked 10 minutes and 6.54 seconds to dominate the secondary girls' 3,000-meter at the break of dawn to earn the Games' first gold medal.
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at the break of dawn. And over in the feeder stream: gentlemen
At the break of dawn Tuesday, calm returned to the area yet no clear victor emerged.
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TERRIFIED residents have demanded answers after helicopters swooped on a disused nuclear power station at the break of dawn.