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day (3 the lit. sense of ‘daylight’ occurs in comparisons 2H4 IV. iv. 32 “Open as day,” 2H6 II. i. 107 “clear as day” )
1. phrases: “How's the ?,” what time is it? Tp. V. i. 3; so “by the ” = o'clock 1H4 II. i. 2; “take no longer d-s,” be no longer about it Tit. IV. ii. 167; “The duty of the ,” morning salutation Cym. III. v. 32, also “time of day” (freq.).
2. =day of battle John III. iv. 116 “by losing of this ,” 2H4 I. ii. 170; (hence) victory John II. i. 393 “To whom in favour she shall give the ,” 1H4 V. iv. 163, 2H6 V. ii. 89.
3. light (fig.) Ant. IV. viii. 13 “O thou o' the world!.”
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