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high noon

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.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English
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  • The park is not at its best at high noon when the crushing sun seems to level the landscape.
  • But even as high noon approached, the major protagonists drew back.
  • While it is there, it is always high noon, and even the water has the restless glare that goes with that hour.
  • Human eyes, for example, are functional in bright sunlight at high noon and under dim starlight on a moonless night.

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