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day +‎ rise


dayrise (countable and uncountable, plural dayrises)

  1. (poetic) daybreak, dawn
    • 1839, Letitia Elizabeth Landon, "The Sisters.", The Poetical Works of Miss Landon, publ. by E.L. Carey and A. Hart, pg. 225:
      'Twas a fair sight to see her glide
      A constant shadow by the side
      Of her old Father ! At dayrise,
      With light feet and with sunny eyes,
    • 1917, Hermann Hagedorn, "The Spirit of Preparedness," Proceedings of the Congress of Constructive Patriotism, National Security League, Washington, D.C., January 25-27, 1917, pg. 138:
      Compared to such sentimentalism that dream of the million men rising up at the President's call between dayrise and dayfall appears like grim realism.
    • 2008, Barry Lopez, "Bear in the Road," The Wide Open: Prose, Poetry, and Photographs of the Prairie, Annick Smith and Susan O'Connor, eds., University of Nebraska Press, →ISBN, pg. 57:
      We ate without talking and watched dayrise through frost-rimmed glass in the double-hung window.