high noon

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  1. the exact moment of noon.

  2. the high point of a stage or period; peak; pinnacle: a book written at the high noon of his career.

  1. Informal. a crisis or confrontation.

Origin of high noon

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400

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How to use high noon in a sentence

  • High-noon came and passed, finding and leaving him in absorbed contemplation of his own thought.

  • At high-noon they had reached what appeared to be a deserted castle, situated in the midst of a flowery oasis.

    The Hill of Venus | Nathan Gallizier
  • A partly demented young man clamouring to see you at high-noon while the cold cruel cause of his lunacy looks on and laughs.

    The Streets of Ascalon | Robert W. Chambers
  • It was high-noon, dreamy, entranced, all the world golden with the magnificent weather as a holly-hock is golden with pollen.

    The Brimming Cup | Dorothy Canfield Fisher
  • There stood his sisters by the quern, For the high-noon cakes they needs must earn.

    Poems by the Way | William Morris