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[noon-tahyd] /ˈnunˌtaɪd/
the time of noon; midday.
the highest or best point or part:
the noontide of one's theatrical career.
Literary, Archaic. midnight.
Origin of noontide
before 1000; Middle English nonetyde, Old English nōntīd. See noon, tide1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • A pleasant morning glided swiftly to the hour of noontide dinner, when the boys returned to the Ha' hungry and in high spirits.

    Viking Boys Jessie Margaret Edmondston Saxby
  • Their parched throats refused to sing in the noontide of their labor.

    Uarda, Complete Georg Ebers
  • The effect upon the multitude was electrical, and over bay and city a shout, long and loud, floated upon the noontide air.

  • Rothsay was seated with the Constable, after their noontide repast.

    The Fair Maid of Perth Sir Walter Scott
  • The windows in the semi-circular end are so placed that they receive the rising, noontide, and setting sun.

    Museum of Antiquity L. W. Yaggy
  • He was hustled hither and thither in the hot summer noontide.

  • The day of departure wheeling round, the noontide prayer was made with an especial fervor and attention.

    Foes Mary Johnston
  • The flock of sheep marched until the noontide, when a halt was ordered.

    The Only Woman in the Town Sarah J. Prichard
  • Mehevi and the chieftains of the Ti have just risen from their noontide slumbers.

    Typee Herman Melville
  • And all awaited the noontide hour and the coming of their King.

    Great Opera Stories Millicent Schwab Bender

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