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Midsummer Eve

noun, Chiefly British.
the evening preceding Midsummer Day: formerly believed to be a time when witches and other supernatural beings caused widespread mischief.
Also called Midsummer Night, St. John's Eve, St. John's Night.
Origin of Midsummer Eve
late Middle English
1400-50; late Middle English Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • As I stood gazing around me I remembered it was midsummer-eve.

    Farthest North Fridtjof Nansen
  • It was then one o'clock, and midsummer-eve, the very time that twelve years before John had gone down into the hill.

    The Fairy Book Dinah Maria Mulock (AKA Miss Mulock)
  • midsummer-eve, when the days are longest and the nights shortest, was now come.

    The Fairy Book Dinah Maria Mulock (AKA Miss Mulock)

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