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midafternoon

[mid-af-ter-noon, -ahf-] /ˈmɪdˌæf tərˈnun, -ˌɑf-/
noun
1.
the part of the afternoon centering approximately on three o'clock; the period approximately halfway between noon and sunset.
adjective
2.
occurring in or pertaining to midafternoon:
a midafternoon nap.
Origin of midafternoon
1895-1900
1895-1900; mid- + afternoon
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  • About midafternoon they found themselves traversing a narrow and heavily-timbered valley.

    The Camp in the Snow William Murray Graydon
  • At midafternoon the next day the reduction of Johnsonville began.

    Ride Proud, Rebel! Andre Alice Norton
  • But about midafternoon, she seemed to rouse and come to herself and said she was hungry.

    A Modern Cinderella Amanda M. Douglas
  • It was midafternoon before Penelope returned to the clearing in the woods.

    The Lone Ranger Rides Fran Striker
  • In midafternoon they paused beside another mountain stream to rest and bathe their weary feet.

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