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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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  • For less grand hostelries, it is a neat way to fill a formerly dead zone in midafternoon.
  • It also schedules parades for midafternoon, when people might be tempted to head back to their hotel for a swim or a nap.
  • Giant oil tankers lined up at both ends until the fog lifted in midafternoon.
  • The sea peeked through at every turn, now bottle-green in the midafternoon sun.
  • By midafternoon, the balance of power shifts toward the guests.
  • The body was not removed from the courtyard until midafternoon.
  • Each health care provider was interviewed midmorning and midafternoon.
  • By midafternoon all movable property was under shelter and all aircraft in operational status was secured in hangars.
  • In such conditions, operations between midmorning and midafternoon can become extremely hazardous.
  • By early to midafternoon, conditions were optimal for long-track killer tornadoes.

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