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  • n. Plural form of noontide.

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Examples

  • That man is a bridge and not a goal — rejoicing over his noontides and evenings, as advances to new rosy dawns: —

    Thus spake Zarathustra; A book for all and none

  • It was unreal, grotesquely unreal, that morning skies which dawned so tenderly blue could be profaned with cannon smoke that hung over the town like low thunder clouds, that warm noontides filled with the piercing sweetness of massed honeysuckle and climbing roses could be so fearful, as shells screamed into the streets, bursting like the crack of doom, throwing iron splinters hundreds of yards, blowing people and animals to bits.

    Gone with the Wind

  • So, all the long summer days, Madelon sat through hot noontides in the shady garden below, through golden sunsets at the open window of her room above, stitching with silks and gold and silver thread, till her weak little fingers ached, and the task seemed as if it would never be done.

    My Little Lady

  • Dawn on the Karoo more than compensates for its fearsome nights and torrid noontides.

    Blue Aloes Stories of South Africa

  • Cherry went out into the blazing street; it was one of the hot noontides of the year.

    Sisters

  • We had known the sweetness of common joys, the delight of dawns, the dream and glamour of noontides, the long, purple peace of carefree nights.

    The Story Girl

  • But, leaving his valour apart, let us come to the losing of his wits, which it is certain he lost through the signs he found in the forest, and by the news that the shepherd gave unto him, that Angelica had slept more than two noontides with the little Moor, Medoro of the curled locks, him that was page to King Argamante.

    The Third Book. XII. Wherein Are Prosecuted the Pranks Played by Don Quixote in His Amorous Humours in the Mountains of Sierra Morena

  • Gone were those delicate dreamy influences which sometimes float over the Bosporus even in the noontides of summer, when the winds are still, and the long shores of Asia seem to lie wrapped in a soft siesta, holding their secrets of the Orient closely hidden from the eyes of Europe.

    In the Wilderness

  • All the noontides that had ever fallen upon the island seemed to have left some of their heat behind them here.

    The Blue Lagoon: a romance

  • At the solemn noontides the great white sun glared down hot -- so hot that

    The Call of the Canyon

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