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dawning

[ daw-ning ]

noun

  1. daybreak; dawn.
  2. beginning; start:

    the dawning of the space age.



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  • un·dawning adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of dawning1

Middle English; dawn, -ing 1

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Example Sentences

Other parents hailed the removal of masks as the dawning of a new era in which children can begin to learn normally again.

At the dawning of the 20th century, disapproving parents, work schedules or unexpected pregnancies could cause couples to rush to the altar.

From Time

Over the years, even during the dawning of the “3-point revolution” in the NBA, the 3-pointer had always been a larger part of the men’s college game.

Rain on the horizon and the dawning realization that we are not going to make the Namibian border before it closes.

From Ozy

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.

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.

They embody in themselves the uppermost thought of the era that was dawning when they were written.

I thought it curious to observe this first dawning of literature and interest in politics in this little island.

The wonderful cold wind of a dawning frenzy swept clean his soul.

The little cottage of Um's birth, of her short, happy life and dawning fame, drew itself together in the unusual silence.

Her face grew paler still, her eyes were wide with fear and slowly dawning realisation.

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