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high noon

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noun
  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.
  3. Informal. a crisis or confrontation.
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Origin of high noon

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for high noon

Historical Examples

  • There stood his sisters by the quern, For the high-noon cakes they needs must earn.

    Poems by the Way

    William Morris

  • It was now high-noon, and I had eaten nothing since dinner the night before.

  • Not a soul was stirring, and yet it was high-noon—Wall Street?

    Darkwater

    W. E. B. Du Bois

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

  • Thorbiorn came there about high-noon; alone he was, and rode up to the outer door; the door was locked, and no men were abroad.

    The Story of Grettir The Strong

    Translated by Eirikr Magnusson and William Morris