This dawning realisation has come desperately late in the day.
And yet in an interview, Krikorian, too, seems oddly sanguine about the dawning of the Obama era.
Suddenly it is dawning on everyone, including members of Congress, just how much power Facebook is amassing.
c.1200, dauen, "to dawn, grow light," shortened or back-formed from dauinge, dauing "period between darkness and sunrise," (c.1200), from Old English dagung, from dagian "to become day," from root of dæg "day" (see day). Probably influenced by a Scandinavian word (cf. Danish dagning, Old Norse dagan "a dawning;" cf. also German tagen "to dawn"). Related: Dawned; dawning.
1590s, from dawn (v.).