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Definition of Dawn


  1. To begin to grow light in the morning; to grow light; to break, or begin to appear; as, the day dawns; the morning dawns.
  2. To began to give promise; to begin to appear or to expand.
  3. The break of day; the first appearance of light in the morning; show of approaching sunrise.
  4. First opening or expansion; first appearance; beginning; rise.

Dawn Quotations

A beautiful sunset that was mistaken for a dawn.
Claude Debussy

Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark.
Rabindranath Tagore

There is only one day left, always starting over: it is given to us at dawn and taken away from us at dusk.
Jean-Paul Sartre

Human rights are not a privilege granted by the few, they are a liberty entitled to all, and human rights, by definition, include the rights of all humans, those in the dawn of life, the dusk of life, or the shadows of life.
Kay Granger

It was once said that the moral test of government is how that government treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly; and those who are in the shadows of life, the sick, the needy and the handicapped.
Hubert H. Humphrey
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Dawn Translations

dawn in Danish is daggry
dawn in Dutch is aurora, morgenlicht, morgenrood
dawn in Finnish is aamurusko
dawn in Latin is diluculo
dawn in Norwegian is daggry
dawn in Portuguese is alvorecer
dawn in Spanish is creusculo, atardecer, amanecer, albor, alba
dawn in Swedish is gry, gryning, daggryning, dagas
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