• WordNet 3.6
    • n dayspring the first light of day "we got up before dawn","they talked until morning"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n dayspring dā"sprĭng` The beginning of the day, or first appearance of light; the dawn; hence, the beginning. "The tender mercy of our God; whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n dayspring The dawn; the beginning of the day, or first appearance of light.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Dayspring dawn
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. dæg; Ger. tag; not conn. with L. dies.


In literature:

This was dayspring, indeed, to a lad in such great darkness.
"Memories and Portraits" by Robert Louis Stevenson
The dayspring from on high hath visited me.
"Ann Veronica" by H. G. Wells
Any faintest light of hope; like dayspring after Nova-Zembla night?
"The French Revolution" by Thomas Carlyle
They were as open in their little flirtations as the dayspring from on high.
"The Good Soldier" by Ford Madox Ford
When the gay heart, to life's sweet dayspring true, Still finds some insect pleasure to pursue.
"The Poetical Works of Henry Kirke White" by Henry Kirke White
Giorgione was the dayspring of the Renaissance in Venice.
"Florence and Northern Tuscany with Genoa" by Edward Hutton
The dayspring will glint its glory over thy pathway, and the lustre of morning will bathe thee in heaven.
"Saronia" by Richard Short
Inshore the one sustained and solemn toll of bell at the pier-head measures out time to the sum of a dismal dayspring.
"Merchantmen-at-Arms" by David W. Bone
But, hapless land, what dayspring shall restore The lovelier morals that now smile no more!
"The Poetical Works of William Lisle Bowles Vol. 2" by William Lisle Bowles
The baby's name was to be Dayspring, and Wonderful, and Emmanuel.
"Seeds of Pine" by Janey Canuck

In poetry:

TWINE the wild olive, twine!
And hasten, maidens, while the dayspring calls,
For when the sun is high
The leaflet droops and falls.
"The Coronal" by Annie Adams Fields
The dayspring brings not joy to me,
The moon it whispers not of peace;
But oh! when darkness robes the heavens,
My woes are mix'd with joy.
"The Shipwrecked Solitary's Song To The Night" by Henry Kirke White
With feverish restlessness and pain
We strive to shut Thee out, in vain;
To darkened heart and rebel will
Thou art the one clear Dayspring still.
"The Inmost One" by Lucy Larcom
In the darkening and whitening
Abysses adored,
With dayspring and lightning
For lamp and for sword,
God thunders in heaven, and his angels are red with the wrath of the Lord.
"Hertha" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
Goodnight and goodbye to the life whose signs denote us
As mourners clothed with regret for the life gone by;
To the waters of gloom whence winds of the dayspring float us
Goodnight and goodbye.
"In Harbour" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
Gently thou beckonest from the giant hills
The new-born beauty in the emerald sky,
And wakening murmurs from the drowsy rills--
O gladsome dayspring! 'reft of mortal sigh
To glorify all time--eternity--
With thy still fathomless Christ-majesty.
"Easter Morn" by Mary Baker Eddy

In news:

Hayden football falls to Dayspring Christian.
1 ranked team in the state, Dayspring Christian.
Scubelek recently opened Dayspring Electric at 10601 Kaw Drive, Suite C, in Edwardsville.
Jeffrey Brown talks to strategist Leslie Sanchez, FreedomWorks' Matt Kibbe and super PAC Y-G Action Fund's Brad Dayspring about how the GOP needs to change the way it explains its platform.
In the playoffs, Granada knocked off the top-seed Dayspring Christian 32-27 in Greeley on Nov 3.
Dayspring Baptist Church, 2088 Jackson Highway, Chehalis.
Because of a fire on Sunday at the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo, the Northwest Ohio Silent Witness Project has moved its annual unveiling ceremony to Dayspring Church, 17360 Dixie Hwy.