- dawn patrol,
- dawn phenomenon,
- dawn raid,
- dawn redwood,
- dawson creek,
- dawson, sir john william,
Origin of dawning
verb (used without object)
Origin of dawn
Examples from the Web for dawning
I think this realization is dawning on much of the media as well.
But perhaps, just perhaps, we are starting to see a dawning unease among politicians of both parties.Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich's Hypocrisy on Super PACs|Michael Waldman|December 21, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Suddenly it is dawning on everyone, including members of Congress, just how much power Facebook is amassing.
From the dawning of silent films, moviemakers have turned to books for grist.
And yet in an interview, Krikorian, too, seems oddly sanguine about the dawning of the Obama era.
Suddenly she threw back her head; her chip hat fell back from her face, rosy with a dawning inspiration!From Sand Hill to Pine|Bret Harte
Even to have seen one's duty is the dawning in us of this high desire.Edward Caldwell Moore|Edward Moore
The dawning day trembled through the trees still half-bare, for it was the month of May.The Coming of Cuculain|Standish O'Grady
The dissatisfaction on his face had given place to perplexity and a faint, dawning wonder that was like the birth of Hope.The Tidal Wave and Other Stories|Ethel May Dell
The vicar spoke warmly, but the significance of the incident was dawning slowly on his perplexed mind.The Revellers|Louis Tracy
Word Origin for dawn
1590s, from dawn (v.).
c.1200, dauen, "to dawn, grow light," shortened or back-formed from dauinge, dauing "period between darkness and sunrise," (c.1200), from Old English dagung, from dagian "to become day," from root of dæg "day" (see day). Probably influenced by a Scandinavian word (cf. Danish dagning, Old Norse dagan "a dawning;" cf. also German tagen "to dawn"). Related: Dawned; dawning.
In addition to the idiom beginning with dawn
- dawn on
- crack of dawn
- light dawned