How to use break of day in a sentence
We saw beautiful parrots of all colours flying across the road, besides magpies and 'break-of-day' birds, a species of magpie.The Last Voyage | Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey
We deny not that there is something sprightly and vigorous, at the outset especially, in these break-of-day excursions.
Meantime we can make out in our break-of-day scoutings up the river that bodies of men are approaching from the east.With Rimington | L. March Phillipps
Our "friends" rarely missed making a noise, and, to secure proper rest, this break-of-day penchant sent people early to bed.The Siege of Kimberley | T. Phelan
British Dictionary definitions for break of day
another term for dawn (def. 1)
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Other Idioms and Phrases with 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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