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[mid-af-ter-noon, -ahf-] /ˈmɪdˌæf tərˈnun, -ˌɑf-/
the part of the afternoon centering approximately on three o'clock; the period approximately halfway between noon and sunset.
occurring in or pertaining to midafternoon:
a midafternoon nap.
Origin of midafternoon
1895-1900; mid- + afternoon Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • His eyes and his thoughts are on the caf windows, ablaze in mid afternoon.

    The Enemies of Women Vicente Blasco Ibez
  • Only one stop was made, about mid afternoon, when they reached an île des bois, or wood island.

    South from Hudson Bay E. C. [Ethel Claire] Brill
  • In mid afternoon he noticed that he was passing through a zone of utter forest silence.

    Terry Charles Goff Thomson
  • In mid afternoon, hot and tired, the little caravan reached the bank of a stream Louis knew must be the Wild Rice.

    South from Hudson Bay E. C. [Ethel Claire] Brill
  • It was mid afternoon when he swung off the trail and turned to the left to their own camp.

  • mid afternoon found the Logan fifteen miles off the port of destination.

  • It was mid afternoon and they had yet to report at the recruiting station, of which they had the address in their pockets.

  • Wingate and his immediate aids were well worn when at mid afternoon they halted, fifteen miles out from Westport.

    The Covered Wagon Emerson Hough
  • It was past mid afternoon, and the slanting sun was glimmering in the tops of the gigantic forest-trees seen from the open door.

    In The Boyhood of Lincoln Hezekiah Butterworth
  • It was mid afternoon when Slim found the place where the unknown rider had stopped to rest himself and his mount.

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