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[noon-tahyd] /ˈnunˌtaɪd/
the time of noon; midday.
the highest or best point or part:
the noontide of one's theatrical career.
Literary, Archaic. midnight.
Origin of noontide
before 1000; Middle English nonetyde, Old English nōntīd. See noon, tide1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • In many climates the sky would have been thought clear and lucid for a noontide.

    The Pioneers James Fenimore Cooper
  • The noontide, and the afternoon Namz are said together there: they are thus shortened.

    The Faith of Islam Edward Sell
  • Through the hot hours of noontide the raiders lie at their ease.

    The Sign of the Spider Bertram Mitford
  • The noontide sun is dark, and music discord, when the heart is low.

    Pearls of Thought Maturin M. Ballou
  • Over all, the sun was pouring his noontide rays in a glorious flood.

    The Buffalo Runners R.M. Ballantyne
  • This determines them to seek the shelter of the grove, and there make their noontide halt.

    The Lone Ranche Captain Mayne Reid
  • The few loungers, smoking, but silent, seemed dozing the noontide away.

    A Wounded Name Charles King
  • Their parched throats refused to sing in the noontide of their labor.

    Uarda, Complete Georg Ebers
  • We looked forward to it as a sweet place of repose from the noontide heat.

    On Horseback Charles Dudley Warner
  • Johnnie was dreaming the happy dreams of youth and the summer's noontide.

    Sea-Dogs All!

    Tom Bevan

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