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  • n. The middle of the afternoon, normally between 2:00pm and 4:00pm.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the middle part of the afternoon


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  • Another little thing that struck me was the word midafternoon.

    Deconstructing Obama

  • In fact, shoulder period, which we call the midafternoon and the late night, are up more than twice the percentage of our comp store gains for the entire system.

  • I fell asleep in midafternoon, only to be awakened by friends from my ship to hold a meeting.

    Starfleet Region 2 Summit 6-8 March 2009

  • "Night now fell in midafternoon, especially when the snowstorms rolled in, boundless prairie storms that set the sky close to the ground, the city lights reflected against the clouds."

    Archive 2009-10-01

  • Some buying emerged in midafternoon as Tokyo stocks extended their losses and the Bank of Japan said in a nationwide assessment that three out of nine regions have downgraded their views on the local economies, backing the central bank 's view that the pace of Japan' s economic recovery is slowing.

    Japanese Yields Nearly Flat

  • Even so, in midafternoon, the wind backed around to the south and theseas flattened a bit.

    Howell Raines' South Pacific Marlin Fishing Adventure

  • Jack's friend, Dr.J. W. Shiels arrived at noon, and Dr. Porter in midafternoon.

    Did Jack London Commit Suicide?

  • A hotel clerk offered a visiting reporter a wake-up call midafternoon, "just in case you need a nap before your stakeout begins."

    From Bad To Worse

  • One Saturday — this was about two years after we were married — Emily came into my studio, sometime in midafternoon.

    Poor Devil

  • So at the eighth hour of the day — midafternoon, that is — he arrived at the house of Gaius Julius Caesar, clad this time in his purple-bordered toga, unaccompanied and unburdened by the massive weight of a million silver denarii; the sum amounted to 10,000 pounds in weight, and that was 160 talents, or 160 men carrying a full load.

    The First Man in Rome


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