Definition of Break of day
1. Noun. The first light of day. "They talked until morning"
Generic synonyms: Hour, Time Of Day
Derivative terms: Auroral, Aurorean, Dawn, Dawn
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Literary usage of Break of day
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Poems of John Donne by John Donne, James Russell Lowell, Grolier Club (1895)
"Jr MISCELLANEOUS POEMS. Just such disparity As is 'twixt air * and angel's purity, 'Twixt women's love, and men's will ever be. break of day. ..."
2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"The hymns of Lauds, which in the Roman Church were only added later, also form an interesting collection; they generally celebrate the break of day, ..."
3. Diary and Correspondence of Samuel Pepys, F.R.S.: Secretary to the by Samuel Pepys, Richard Griffin Braybrooke (1855)
"The Duke of York did go to-day by break of day to the Downs. The Duke of Gloucester ill. The House of Parliament was to adjourn to-day. 12th. ..."
4. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Edward Cornelius Towne (1897)
"AN HOUR ERE break of day From 'Lyrics and Ballads of Heine and other German Poets': GP Putnam's Sons, publishers. Translated by Frances Hellman. ..."