mid-August

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n mid-August the middle part of August
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Usage

In literature:

On an afternoon of mid-August Gordon was sitting in the chamber of his dwelling that had been formerly used as dining room.
"Mountain Blood" by Joseph Hergesheimer
In the mid-afternoon of an August day Thaine Aydelot heard the bugle note calling the troops to marching order.
"Winning the Wilderness" by Margaret Hill McCarter
It was a place for a cool, rainy day and not for a mid-August afternoon.
"Dwellers in Arcady" by Albert Bigelow Paine
It was an oppressively hot night in mid-August.
"Submarine Warfare of To-day" by Charles W. Domville-Fife
In mid-August there had been one of the typical Black Hill storms.
"The Preacher of Cedar Mountain" by Ernest Thompson Seton
Stop strong growing branches at midsummer, and pinch back side shoots to six leaves about mid-August.
"The Book of Pears and Plums" by Edward Bartrum
This August afternoon was dark as mid-December at the same hour.
"The Silent Barrier" by Louis Tracy
The season for camp-meetings is from mid-August to October.
"Our Southern Highlanders" by Horace Kephart
Carob gathering commences about mid-August and lasts for about a month.
"Notes on Agriculture in Cyprus and Its Products" by William Bevan
It was mid-August, and the atmosphere was stifling.
"Spies of the Kaiser" by William Le Queux
It was mid-August with neither shooting nor golf to disturb the pastoral calm.
"Sinister Street, vol. 2" by Compton Mackenzie
The sun beats on it at mid-day with pitiless force, and if it was hot in the month of August, what must it be at midsummer?
"The African Colony" by John Buchan
Late Phlox is at its best by mid-August.
"Beautiful Gardens in America" by Louise Shelton
In London a day in mid-August drew to its close.
"Here and Hereafter" by Barry Pain
Over the whole house brooded the hot white silence of a mid-August day.
"The Brute" by Frederic Arnold Kummer
Our first walrus adventures began in Wolstenholm Sound during the beautiful nightless days of mid-August.
"My Attainment of the Pole" by Frederick A. Cook
Past mid-August, Marie put a vague question.
"Atlantic Narratives"
This particular mid-August Sunday was no exception.
"The Corner House Girls" by Grace Brooks Hill
As already indicated, hatching occurs from early July to mid-August in northeastern Kansas.
"Life History and Ecology of the Five-lined Skink, Eumeces fasciatus" by Henry S. Fitch
About half-past eight o'clock one breathless evening in mid-August, Mrs Parker being unwell, I went forth alone for my usual stroll.
"The Wiles of the Wicked" by William Le Queux
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In poetry:

There, 'mid the August glow, still came
He of the twice-illustrious name,
The loud impertinence of fame
Not loth to flee—
Not loth with brooks and fells to claim
Fraternity.
"In Laleham Churchyard" by William Watson

In news:

After a series of 11 hold-ups at San Francisco businesses since mid-August, a duo has been arrested in connection with the robberies, San Francisco police announced Friday.
Last seen in the Damascus suburb of Darayya, Tice has been missing in since mid-August, and a video released in September seemed to show Tice alive.
Southeast's economy grew at a modest pace July through mid-August, Federal Reserve's Beige Book says.
In mid-August, the most ambitious mission to Mars thus far landed on the red planet.
Austin Tice, an American freelance journalist covering the civil war in Syria who was last heard from in mid-August, remains unaccounted for and is likely being held by the Syrian government.
Paw Dazzle , which relocated in the Village Greene in mid-August, sells fancy pet supplies and decorations.
The Blowing Rock Police Department charged two Sugar Grove men with multiple counts of misdemeanor disorderly conduct in mid-August.
Brian Dowd will join Color Kinetics August 16th overseeing sales in the Mid-Atlantic region.
We're already in mid-August and I just cannot figure out how this summer went by so fast.
Satellite TV companies sent shockwaves across the wireless market in mid-August when they abruptly pulled out of a government auction of radio frequencies .
As a parting gift to Sacramento, here's a recipe from chef Scott Ostrander before he heads to the big leagues at Alinea in mid-August.
Pasture growth from mid June to mid August slows down greatly.
These incidents were reported to the Sexual Assault Unit mid-August of this year, but had been taking place for several months.
A District man was sentenced to four years behind bars for robbing a man at gunpoint on North Capitol Street in mid-August.
Traditionally, we don't see hurricane activity ramp up until we get into mid August.
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In science:

Another example is the incident of August 14, 2003 when an initial disturbance in Ohio led to the largest blackout in the history of the United States and millions of people throughout parts of North Eastern and Mid Western United States, and Ontario, Canada, were without power for as long as 15 hours.
Topological Analysis and Mitigation Strategies for Cascading Failures in Power Grid Networks
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