Also, dawn upon. Become evident or understood, as in It finally dawned on him that he was expected to call them, or Around noon it dawned upon me that I had never eaten breakfast. This expression transfers the beginning of daylight to the beginning of a thought process. Harriet Beecher Stowe had it in Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852): “The idea that they had either feelings or rights had never dawned upon her.” [Mid-1800s]
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Just the hard-on before you shoot unarmed members of the public.'Babylon' Review: The Dumb Lives of Trigger-Happy Cops|Melissa Leon|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Shortly after dawn, there was another outbreak of deadly force.
Three on-the-record stories from a family: a mother and her daughters who came from Phoenix.I Tried to Warn You About Sleazy Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein in 2003|Vicky Ward|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
You just travel light with carry-on luggage, go to cities that you love, and get to hang out with all your friends.
It was a brick wall that we turned into the on-ramp of a highway.
Things looked anxious for a bit, but by this morning's dawn all are dug in, cool, confident.
Will it ever dawn on Mrs. Dodd's mind, that parsons, even married parsons, are but men?The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
A certain light was beginning to dawn dimly within her,—the light which, showing the way, forbids it.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
From dawn to breakfast time all hands busy slinging shells—modern war sinews—piles of them—aboard.
Though frightened to death, I refused to part with my reserve and made ready to go and take command of it at break of dawn.