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Dawn vs. Dusk

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Dawnverb

(intransitive) To begin to brighten with daylight.

‘A new day dawns.’;

Dusknoun

A period of time at the end of day when the sun is below the horizon but before the full onset of night, especially the darker part of twilight.

Dawnverb

(intransitive) To start to appear or be realized.

‘I don’t want to be there when the truth dawns on him.’;

Dusknoun

A darkish colour.

Dawnverb

(intransitive) To begin to give promise; to begin to appear or to expand.

Duskverb

(intransitive) To begin to lose light or whiteness; to grow dusk.

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Dawnnoun

(uncountable) The morning twilight period immediately before sunrise.

Duskverb

(transitive) To make dusk.

Dawnnoun

(countable) The rising of the sun.

Duskadjective

Tending to darkness or blackness; moderately dark or black; dusky.

Dawnnoun

(uncountable) The time when the sun rises.

‘She rose before dawn to meet the train.’;

Duskadjective

Tending to darkness or blackness; moderately dark or black; dusky.

‘A pathless desert, dusk with horrid shades.’;

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Dawnnoun

(uncountable) The beginning.

‘the dawn of civilization’;

Dusknoun

Imperfect obscurity; a middle degree between light and darkness; twilight; as, the dusk of the evening.

Dawnverb

To begin to grow light in the morning; to grow light; to break, or begin to appear; as, the day dawns; the morning dawns.

‘In the end of the Sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene . . . to see the sepulcher.’;

Dusknoun

A darkish color.

‘Whose duck set off the whiteness of the skin.’;

Dawnverb

To began to give promise; to begin to appear or to expand.

‘When life awakes, and dawns at every line.’; ‘Dawn on our darkness and lend us thine aid.’;

Duskverb

To make dusk.

‘After the sun is up, that shadow which dusketh the light of the moon must needs be under the earth.’;

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Dawnnoun

The break of day; the first appearance of light in the morning; show of approaching sunrise.

‘And oft at dawn, deep noon, or falling eve.’; ‘No sun, no moon, no morn, no noon,No dawn, no dusk, no proper time of day.’;

Duskverb

To grow dusk.

Dawnnoun

First opening or expansion; first appearance; beginning; rise.

‘These tender circumstances diffuse a dawn of serenity over the soul.’;

Dusknoun

the time of day immediately following sunset;

‘he loved the twilight’; ‘they finished before the fall of night’;

Dawnnoun

the first light of day;

‘we got up before dawn’; ‘they talked until morning’;

Dusk

Dusk occurs at the darkest stage of twilight, or at the very end of astronomical twilight after sunset and just before night. At predusk, during early to intermediate stages of twilight, enough light in the sky under clear conditions may occur to read outdoors without artificial illumination; however, at the end of civil twilight (when Earth rotates to a point at which the center of the Sun's disk is 6° below the local horizon), such lighting is required to read outside.

Dawnnoun

the earliest period;

‘the dawn of civilization’; ‘the morning of the world’;

Dawnnoun

an opening time period;

‘it was the dawn of the Roman Empire’;

Dawnverb

become clear or enter one's consciousness or emotions;

‘It dawned on him that she had betrayed him’; ‘she was penetrated with sorrow’;

Dawnverb

appear or develop;

‘The age of computers had dawned’;

Dawnverb

become light;

‘It started to dawn, and we had to get up’;

Dawn

Dawn is the time that marks the beginning of twilight before sunrise. It is recognized by the appearance of indirect sunlight being scattered in Earth's atmosphere, when the centre of the Sun's disc has reached 18° below the observer's horizon.

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