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a false dawn

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englisha false dawna false dawnHOPEsomething that seems positive or hopeful but really is not 🔊 There was talk of share prices recovering, but that was just a false dawn. dawn
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a false dawnThat proved to be a false dawn, as Moravcik's replacement, McNamara, was the one who scored.Tracers lit up the fog like a false dawn.It was a false dawn, replaced soon after by a now starless night that was blacker than the previous hours.
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