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- At the break of day.
- 1609, William Shakespeare, “Sonnet XXIX”, in Shake-speares Sonnets. […], London: By G[eorge] Eld for T[homas] T[horpe] and are to be sold by William Aspley, OCLC 216596634:
- Haply I think on thee, and then my state,
Like to the lark at break of day arising
From sullen earth, sings hymns at heaven's gate.
- 1897, James M. Barrie, chapter 5, in Margaret Ogilvy:
- Well, with break of day she wakes and sits up in bed.
- 1920, Thornton W. Burgess, chapter 6, in The Adventures of Unc' Billy Possum:
- "You've got to rise 'fore break of day
If you want to fool old Mr. Jay."
- 2001 August 6, Lisa Takeuchi Cullen, "Wailing Over Whales," Time:
- Wholesale buyers and curious onlookers pack Tokyo's Tsukiji Fish Market at the break of day.
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