Definition of Break of the 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 the day
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including the Series by Alexander Chalmers, Samuel Johnson (1810)
"As Phillis the gay, at the break of the day, Went forth to the meadows a maying, A clown lay asleep by a river so deep. That round in meanders was straying. ..."
2. Publications of the Navy Records Society by Navy Records Society (Great Britain) (1902)
"Thursday, the 4 August, at the break of the day, the 17 The change of wind having put the English to leeward, the Spaniards engaged the Triumph and five ..."
3. The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography by Historical Society of Pennsylvania (1884)
"Mr. Washington, exactly apprized of our numbers and situation, made a forced march on the night of the 3rd, and at break of the day the next morning, ..."