• WordNet 3.6
    • n daybreak the first light of day "we got up before dawn","they talked until morning"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Daybreak dā"brāk` The time of the first appearance of light in the morning.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n daybreak The dawn or first appearance of light in the morning.
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  • Aristotle
    “It is well to be up before daybreak, for such habits contribute to health, wealth, and wisdom.”
  • Publilius Syrus
    “At daybreak, when loath to rise, have this thought in thy mind: I am rising for a man's work.”


In literature:

About an hour after daybreak, I came upon a barn upon which the legend "Post Office Savings Bank" was inscribed.
"My Reminiscences of the Anglo-Boer War" by Ben Viljoen
Although it was long past the hour of daybreak, the sky was still quite black.
"Nobody's Boy" by Hector Malot
We can come back in the morning at daybreak.
"The Tiger Hunter" by Mayne Reid
He finally decided to lie down in a furrow in the bank on the side of the road, and sleep there until daybreak.
"Jack" by Alphonse Daudet
This was long before daybreak; and then they bustled away as quick as lightning.
"Children's Literature" by Charles Madison Curry
After a two days' cannonade, he ordered the assault at daybreak of November 4.
"Historic Tales, Vol. 8 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
They left their skin-couch at an early hour, close after daybreak.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
In the first place, as a hunter, he finds his game best at daybreak.
"Indian Child Life" by Charles A. Eastman
They bivouacked two nights before on the north side of the bridge, in order to be ready to move on at daybreak.
"South Africa and the Transvaal War, Vol. 2 (of 6)" by Louis Creswicke
He doesn't eat a morsel, and I can hear him pacing up and down his room until daybreak.
"Virginia" by Ellen Glasgow

In poetry:

Coming is the glad daybreak,
The prophetic jubilee;
Sin will then all hearts forsake,
Then will all the shadows flee.
"Daybreak" by Nancy Rebecca Campbell Glass
At daybreak Morn shall come to me
In raiment of the white winds spun;
Slim in her rosy hand the key
That opes the gateway of the sun.
"Quiet" by Madison Julius Cawein
As to the blind returning light,
As daybreak to the Arctic night,
Old faith revived; the doubts of years
Dissolved in reverential tears.
"The Chapel of the Hermits" by John Greenleaf Whittier
The kisses and the loving that was loved
recklessly from yours and my desire
flowering once again, will shine
in the misty light of daybreak.
"The Great Pain Of Things That Will Happen" by Carlos Drummond de Andrade
And then, between daybreak and dark,
And between the hill and the sea,
Three women, come down from the mountain,
Will raise the keen over me.
"A Connachtman" by Padraic Colum
Daybreak: the household slept.
I rose, blessed by the sun.
A horny fiend, I crept
out with my father's gun.
Let him dream of a child
obedient, angel-mind-
"Barn Owl" by Gwen Harwood

In news:

Then a Pacific storm will move into the region late tonight, and rain is expected by daybreak Wednesday with the heaviest rainfall expected Wednesday afternoon and evening.
Watch Daybreak Web Videos in full .
Scott Steele made us breakfast today on Live at Daybreak, during Live at Daybreak.
The funnyman and the axed talent show wannabe came face-to-face on Daybreak, where Rylan is filling in as a showbiz reporter.
Jim Siedlecki joined the WOWT Daybreak team as a news anchor in June of 2005.
Keaton is the head director of Daybreak, the Good Morning Show and the Noon newscast.
"Hopefully we've done a lot to open up county government," said Walker on TODAY'S TMJ4's "Live at Daybreak.
Daybreak Daily's veer into the pop-culture fast lane finds a very, very lucky singer, a legend, other things, and the mystery music video.
Daybreak Daily's afternoon perusal of the pop-culture world finds the latest pregnant celeb, a feisty set of hosts on a popular television program, sees how some celebrate the big three-O, other things, as well as the mystery music video.
Daybreak Meteorologist Rusty Lord joined the WOWT Channel 6 Weather Team in June of 2008 after working at KDLT-TV in Sioux Falls, SD.
Our Daybreak anchor Jodi Johnston is leaving Channel 2 to take a job in.
Chef Bud Andersen appears on Pronews 7 Daybreak each Monday morning.
Daybreak Daily's afternoon last-minute shopping trip to the pop-culture mall finds a painted belly, a singing-show winner, other things, and two holiday mystery music videos.
Daybreak Daily's afternoon visit to the mud-wrestling ring of things pop-culture finds an ex-Beatle with a new album, discovers a cool citation for Gaga and presents two mystery music videos in honor of the season.
Each Saturday leading up to Thanksgiving on News 8 Daybreak Saturday, Amy Kushnir of My Texas Today is sharing a Thanksgiving recipe.