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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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CUTLINE: Actress Lisa Regina, a victim of domestic violence, was the keynote speaker yesterday at the annual domestic violence awareness breakfast hosted by the advocacy group Daybreak at the College of the Holy Cross.
Christine Martin, Daybreak manager at the Ouseburn centre, said they were delighted to welcome Mike as he presented the charity with a cheque for pounds 1,000.
The source added: "Daybreak can't compete with the BBC during the morning slot.
Ohio, will report for "Daybreak" and "Good Morning Arkansas." DeCample hails from Washington state.
A source said: "Eamonn can name his price." Last night an ITV spokeswoman said: "Lorraine and Aled are fantastic broadcasters, and they continue to be Daybreak's presenters."
“I am very excited to be joining DayBreak, and I look forward to increasing awareness in the region.
But when I went on Daybreak this week with Lorraine Kelly, Aled Jones and Helen Fospero, I'm pleased to see it's got that GMTV feel again.
? A WEEK into the new Daybreak and Aled Jones has said only one sensible thing: "Don't go any further, Lorraine.
The event will be hosted by the charity Daybreak FGC, on November 9, at The Castle Gate.
Their Daybreak programme on ITV has suffered from poor viewing figures since taking over from GMTV and the pair have been savaged by critics.
The former One Show hosts welcomed viewers to the inaugural Daybreak programme in their new South Bank studio boasting spectacular views of the London skyline.
Daybreak, run by Dynamic in Wrexham, was given a stay of execution fromWrexham council's budget cuts next year.
Toney proclaimed at the Daybreak annual breakfast held at the College of the Holy Cross yesterday.
The presenter, who had an ill-fated stint on ITV's morning show Daybreak and fronts its football coverage, will present Friday night Drive.