midafternoon

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n midafternoon the middle part of the afternoon
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Usage

In literature:

It was midafternoon when the sound of distant rifle fire came faintly to the ears of the two men from somewhere far below them.
"The Mucker" by Edgar Rice Burroughs
It was midafternoon and a sunny day.
"The Amazing Interlude" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
At midafternoon my world was still an endless paddy field.
"Autobiography of a YOGI" by Paramhansa Yogananda
And before midafternoon he had thought of a thing to do.
"Gunman's Reckoning" by Max Brand
Dusk came at midafternoon.
"Burned Bridges" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
By midafternoon the gharry reached Bruce's camp.
"The Adventures of Kathlyn" by Harold MacGrath
The overcast deepened, and at midafternoon dark storm clouds came driving in from the west.
"Space Prison" by Tom Godwin
Again in midafternoon old Dick passed, but he brought no word to the waiting drive master.
"Joan of Arc of the North Woods" by Holman Day
At midafternoon the next day the reduction of Johnsonville began.
"Ride Proud, Rebel!" by Andre Alice Norton
About midafternoon they found themselves traversing a narrow and heavily-timbered valley.
"The Camp in the Snow" by William Murray Graydon
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In news:

A 200-bed community hospital in Brooklyn was temporarily closed yesterday after a man who exhibited symptoms similar to those of smallpox walked into its emergency room in midafternoon, the authorities said.
Crowds in Rangers blue and red dropped their regular plans Wednesday afternoon for a suddenly crucial midweek, midafternoon game.
Markit's CDX North American Investment Grade Index, a measure of US corporate-bond health, improved 4% in midafternoon trading.
The bracing 2000 version is ideal as a spritzy midafternoon pick-me-up , aperitif or with fish, seafood, fowl and white meats.
Photos by Torin Halsey/Times Record News James Foster (left) and Larry Schmeltzer ride along the trail next to Lake Wichita midafternoon Monday in training for the Hotter'N Hell Hundred bike ride next month.
The horror began in midafternoon with a hurried call for help.
The jury sent word back at midafternoon Monday on its first and only day of deliberations.
In the midafternoon of July 1, 1863, with the Battle of Gettysburg well underway, Union Brigadier General Francis Channing Barlow surveyed the Confederate lines from his vantage point atop a rise called Blocher's Knoll .
A satisfying accompaniment to goat cheese or other full-bodied cheeses, this bread is also excellent toasted and spread with cream cheese or butter for breakfast or midafternoon tea.
Not for the game, which was over by midafternoon, but for the postgame.
It is midafternoon when Sgt Kevin Helms drives into the Horton Gardens public housing complex in Northaven and a man flags him down.
Healthily curbing your midafternoon cravings is that much harder when your options are limited to a vending machine.
Healthily curbing your midafternoon cravings is that much harder when your options are limited to a vending machine .
Boston Globe editor Martin Baron — tall, bearded, bespectacled, sleeves rolled to the elbows — strides back to his corner office from a midafternoon news meeting several weeks into the war on terrorism looking comfortable and confident.
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