Dawn is a slightly difficult word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
When learning new words, it's important to see how they're used, or to see them in the different contexts in which they're often used, and that's just what we'll do to help you better understand dawn (and many other English words!). By seeing different ways you can use dawn in a sentence, as well as synonyms and antonyms of dawn, you will have a much better grasp on how it should be used, and you'll feel more confortable with using it much sooner.
Below you will find the definition of dawn, followed by 43 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - the first light of day
EXAMPLES - Dawn in a Sentence
- The word dawn is not of necessity in the original. (source)
- It was not long before I saw that my dawn was a prairie fire. (source)
- We have been passing through a hard season, but the dawn is here. (source)
- The only thing that seems to be a similar variant is the word dawn. (source)
- Sahra wakened me well before dawn, which is not my best time of day. (source)
- When he returned the dawn was a faint red promise in the eastern sky. (source)
- The dawn was a tropical blaze, and the greyness vanished in a flare of red. (source)
- I don't get the joke about "dawn" -- Lennon says: "So this is what Dawn does." (source)
- At this time of the winter solstice the dawn could be a long, long time coming. (source)
- In the shivery gray of mountain dawn, Stubener was routed from his blankets by old Pat. (source)
- He rushes out the door, and his voice is heard calling dawn the corridor: He will confess! (source)
- Make sure your headlights are on as dawn is growing later and the clouds are growing thicker. (source)
- The last morning that I was in the trenches, there was an attack at dawn from the German lines. (source)
- He heard someone speaking Arabic in a familiar cadence; in the distance, a muezzin was calling the dawn prayer. (source)
- The mist lay heavily on the peak of Spion Kop that morning, so that the dawn was a thing of liquid, pearly light. (source)
- You know, my dear, what is meant by the word dawn; it is the light that is seen in the sky before the sun rises. " (source)
- (Soundbite of song, "You Can Dance") Mr. BRYAN FERRY (Musician): (Singing) In a discotheque at dawn is when it came to me. (source)
- Comments emily (9/22/2008 1: 19: 53 PM) i believe she'll write more books .. i really dont think breaking dawn is the last one (source)
- Soon dawn is opening the curtains of night and he drives off leaving me lost in the smoky night music still at play in the room. (source)
- It was still an hour yet before what men called dawn --- little brackets put around life to give it meaning and a mean understanding. (source)
- The dawn was a red flush in the east and, below the steep walls of the fortress, the River Orontes gleamed like the inside of an oyster shell. (source)
- Ages before the time which the limitations of our knowledge force us to speak of as the dawn of history, man had reached a high stage of development. (source)
- i remember number 73 with neil artist bloke, that little swedish? woman comedian hos name i cannot remember and someone called dawn on roller skates?? (source)
- Atlantis carries a Russian module called Rassvet -- Russian for "dawn" -- a combination research lab and docking port for Russian and European capsules. (source)
- Elistan is a man who would stand beside you on the field of battle, calling dawn Paladine's blessing with one hand while wielding his mace with the other. (source)
- And now she knew, with shame and dread, that he who had won her love between the twilight and the dawn was a thing to shame her, a monster to be shunned of men. (source)
- Half a foot of overnight snowfall that stops with the dawn is about perfect, guaranteeing that any tracks you cross will be fresh and the snow underfoot will be silent. (source)
- I'm not sure that's where these pictures are fun, but they were pushing into this village apparently southeast of Basra just before dawn, which is about seven hours ago. (source)
- The moon, which had been full five days before, had not yet risen, but the horizon was already silvered by those soft, pale shades which might be called the dawn of the moon. (source)
- The case is being brought on behalf of two single mothers and their children who were detained by UK Border Agency (UKBA) officers in dawn raids on their homes earlier this year. (source)
- Because Peterson never lost sight of the goal that sends people into bug-ridden woods, trash-strewn garbage dumps and frozen marshes at dawn, which is to see more birds than anyone else. (source)
- There could not have been a better way to indicate that the coming of the new millennium - correctly referred to as the dawn of the African Century - brings with it the hope of a continent's people reborn. (source)
- If I remember it came on saturday and sunday for a short time. i remember number 73 with neil artist bloke, that little swedish? woman comedian hos name i cannot remember and someone called dawn on roller skates?? (source)
- Thus the average human youth, "With all the sweetness of the common dawn," is flung into the vortex of industrial life wherein the everyday tragedy escapes us save when one of them becomes conspicuously unfortunate. (source)
- Around two in the morning, I pop a Unisom to counteract the still-raging caffeine, but at five Budgie takes his revenge, greeting the prospect of dawn, which is still comfortably remote, with a series of scandalized squawks. (source)
- The dawn is my Assyria; the sun-set and moon-rise my Paphos, and unimaginable realms of faerie; broad noon shall be my England of the senses and the understanding; the night shall be my Germany of mystic philosophy and dreams. (source)
- Light is springing up in various directions in the midst of darkness and these first gleamings of the dawn are a sure and delightful presage, that the Sun of righteousness is about to arise upon Switzerland, with healing in its beams. (source)
- As there was nothing else to be done Alan took Jeekie's advice and in time fell fast asleep, nor did he wake again till the faint light which for the want of a better name they called dawn, was filtering down to them through the canopy of boughs. (source)
- The pipers of the clans took it in turns to call the dawn at Stirling, walking to and fro in the encampment with the piper's measured stride, so that the wail of the drones bounced from the flimsy tents, calling all within to the battle of the new day. (source)
- Print Fall from grace for Maldives' democratic crusader Mohamed Nasheed was elected in 2008 on a platform of democracy and change Just over three years ago, supporters of then President Mohamed Nasheed lined up along the seawall in the capital, Male, waving flags to usher in what they called the "dawn of democracy". (source)
- The main part of the investigation will resume with the first light of dawn, which is probably within the hour, where federal officials from the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Agency will make a very difficult trek into the woods to the crash site -- a crash that turned a victory celebration into a wrenching tragedy. (source)
- Many alleged spies lived here unharassed, especially in the outlying farms; and credibility was lent to the current tales by the number of carrier pigeons seen passing over the lines, or by the incident of the two dogs which suddenly appeared early one dawn from the German lines, leapt our trenches, and were lost in the darkness behind, in spite of Challoner's frenzied attempts to shoot them. (source)
- XD my younger sister and i are gonna pick her up straight after school. this time we're gonna brave all obstacles, no matter what, to get to the airport hehe. thank goodness chem mock is during sch hours. speaking of which i havent studied anything.sigh. good luck to me. and i think a math was hard. at least i managed to do erm a few questions? couldnt prove the identity haha and all us sec fours are gonna get it from charissa on thurs. - _ - i'd better get prepared. (bring earmuffs) i think i told the whole world that i groped dawn (not physically!) * gropes dawn* = D oh yeah dawn! (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 43 example sentences provided below is 68.0, which suggests that "dawn" is a standard word that is understood by individuals with a high school diploma or degree, and can be found in news articles, books, magazines and other places.
We have 18 synonyms for dawn.
aurora, break of day, bright, cockcrow, crack of dawn, dawning, day peep, daybreak, daylight, early bright, first blush, first light, light, morn, morning, sunrise, sunup, wee hours
We have 11 antonyms for dawn.
conclusion, darkness, dusk, end, ending, evening, eventide, finish, setting, sundown, sunset
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of dawn from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (noun) The time each morning at which daylight first begins.
- (noun) A first appearance; a beginning: the dawn of history. See Synonyms at beginning.
- (verb-intransitive) To begin to become light in the morning.
- (verb-intransitive) To begin to appear or develop; emerge.
- (verb-intransitive) To begin to be perceived or understood: Realization of the danger soon dawned on us.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (verb) To begin to brighten with daylight.
- (verb) To start to appear or be realized.
- (noun) The morning twilight period immediately before sunrise.
- (noun) The rising of the sun.
- (noun) The time when the sun rises.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (verb-intransitive) To begin to grow light in the morning; to grow light; to break, or begin to appear
- (verb-intransitive) To began to give promise; to begin to appear or to expand.
- (noun) The break of day; the first appearance of light in the morning; show of approaching sunrise.
- (noun) First opening or expansion; first appearance; beginning; rise.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) To become day; begin to grow light in the morning; grow light: as, the morning dawns.
- (None) To begin to open or expand; begin to show intellectual light or power: as, his genius dawned.
- (None) To begin to become visible in consequence of an increase of light or enlightenment, literally or figuratively; begin to open or appear: as, the truth dawns upon him.
- (noun) The first appearance of daylight in the morning.
- (noun) First opening or expansion; beginning; rise; first appearance: as, the dawn of intellect; the dawn of a new era.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (noun) the first light of day
- (verb) appear or develop
- (noun) the earliest period
- (noun) an opening time period
- (verb) become light