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midmorning

[mid-mawr-ning] /ˈmɪdˈmɔr nɪŋ/
noun
1.
the middle of the morning; the time centering around the midpoint between early morning and noon.
adverb
2.
in the middle of the morning:
He usually arrives midmorning.
adjective
3.
occurring during, taking place in, or pertaining to the middle of the morning:
our midmorning coffee break.
Origin of midmorning
1900-1905
First recorded in 1900-05; mid- + morning
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  • The white mocker died at midmorning the next day as they stopped for a rest.

    Space Prison Tom Godwin
  • The wheelbarrows, four of them, came down from the ship by midmorning.

    Naudsonce H. Beam Piper
  • She stared thoughtfully across the yard at the distant mountains, now shimmering in the hot, midmorning sun.

    Make Mine Homogenized Rick Raphael
  • He tossed it in the bed of the pickup and threw more sacks over it to keep it cool under the broiling, midmorning sun.

    Make Mine Homogenized Rick Raphael
  • Dew glistened in the early rays of light and the clear, cool morning air held little hint of the heat sure to come by midmorning.

    Make Mine Homogenized Rick Raphael
  • So then they crossed the stream, and set forward, when amidst all these haps the day was worn to midmorning.

    The Wood Beyond the World William Morris
  • By midmorning the next day, Tom had assembled a pilot model of his ion-drive jet.

  • Then he went back to Beatrice, who still sat in the midmorning sunlight by the fire, very beautiful and dear to him.

    Darkness and Dawn George Allan England
  • It was midmorning when Dories and the small boy returned from the shopping expedition.

    The Phantom Yacht Carol Norton

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