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first light

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishfirst lightˌfirst ˈlight noun [uncountable]  the time at the beginning of day when light first appears syn dawn, daybreak
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first lightThe Caribou took off at first light.At first light on 7 June I checked the compass.We had some two hours sleep that night, then proceeded to align our position before first light.In the pale first light of dawn I pulled off beside a lake in the state of Vera Cruz.But until first light, how would he fend off the terrors of the darkness?
first lightfirst lightliteraryTMC the time when light first appears in the morning sky We set out at first light the next day. light
Examples from the Corpus
first lightThe Caribou took off at first light.At first light on 7 June I checked the compass.We had some two hours sleep that night, then proceeded to align our position before first light.Sergio told us that upon entering the rapid his paddle had snapped in half on his first light stroke.At the end of a long gash An atrocity through the lace of first light I sit with the reeking instrument.In the pale first light of dawn I pulled off beside a lake in the state of Vera Cruz.The first light of dawn found Joe in Lucy's basement room at the mews cottage.But until first light, how would he fend off the terrors of the darkness?
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