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break of day

dawn; daybreak. Unabridged
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  • They walked the whole night long, and by break of day came once more to their father's house.
  • Through the frayed curtain at my window, a wan glow announces the break of day.
  • They walked the whole night long, and by break of day came once more to their father's house.
  • The father then borrowed an axe of the neighbour, and next morning at break of day they went into the forest together.
  • We rose at the break of day and prepared for the journey.
  • In addition one early morning patrol at the break of day is the rule on all patrol sections.
  • From early nightfall till break of day the footpad and burglar piled his nefarious business with out let or hindrance.
  • Dancing was indulged in until the break of day, when the guests departed.
  • These soirees begin late and end with the break of day, sometimes a few moments earlier.
  • At break of day all was quiet, the wolves had gone to the woods.
British Dictionary definitions for break of day

break of day

another term for dawn (sense 1)
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break of day

Dawn, early morning, as in We'll leave at break of day, as soon as it's light, or I feel as though I've been working since the break of day. This term uses break in the sense “burst out of darkness.” [ First half of 1500s ]
A synonym from the same period is the noun daybreak.
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