break of day

break of day (uncountable)

  1. Daybreak.
    • 1609, William Shakespeare, Sonnet XXIX:
      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.
      If you want to fool old Mr. Jay."
    • 2001 August 6, Lisa Takeuchi Cullen, "[,9171,169342,00.html Wailing Over Whales]," Time:
      Wholesale buyers and curious onlookers pack Tokyo's Tsukiji Fish Market at the break of day.

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