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  • Scherbo, Vitaly Born 1973. Belorussian gymnast who won six gold medals at the 1992 Olympic games, the most ever earned at a single Olympics by a gymnast.


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  • When finally the rockets flare has faded beyond what I could follow in the brightness of the noon-day sun I take the girls hand and turning, we walk together into the echoing streets.

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  • He looked away and when he looked back the door was open and she was gone, out into the heavy noon-day heat.

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  • These trees, with their broad spreading boughs, made a twilight even of noon-day; and, now that the sun was approaching its setting point, their shade already anticipated night.

    Saint Ronan's Well

  • Alas! they fly about like the pestilence by noon-day, and infect even the first and fairest of the flock!

    The Monastery

  • This is my noon-day dinner, nor have I added aught thereto for thee.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • To this apology it might be replied: “You have invented a system, the ridicule and absurdity of which are as clear as the sun at noon-day; for the offender who enjoyed good health, and whose family were in prosperous circumstances, must absolutely have laughed you to scorn.”

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  • All this ought to have had the clearness of noon-day, even to the veriest idiot that ever lived; and Therese was, properly speaking, exactly that.

    The Arrow of Gold

  • As for satire's corpse, we could parade it through the noon-day streets of Bagdad until the heat-boosted decomposition what's the temp there this time of year, anyway makes it explode.

    A Big Stick and a Small Carrot

  • It shines and dazzles like the noon-day sun, but, like that too, is very apt to scorch; and therefore is always feared.

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  • Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror at night, he reads, opening the Bible at hazard, not for the arrow that flieth by day; not for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noon-day.

    Nobel Lecture - Literature 2003


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