Adjective "dawning" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


  1. 'Hiroshi often said that the dawning of a new day meant a chance to start all over again.'
  2. 'Previously a thawing-out period, a prelude to the liquid lunch and brief afternoon of work en route to early doors drinking, the dawning of the new day now signals blessed relief and the opportunity of escape from his bed.'
  3. 'The fact that he has seen the dawning of the sun in the morning means that the almighty power of God is already protecting him.'
The beginning or first appearance of something.
  1. 'With the dawning of the new commercial era, the realisation emerged that the internet was a media business and not a technology business.'
  2. 'The evidence proves that this last 10 years appears to be more of an investment debacle than the dawning of a new golden age brought on by low inflation and low interest rates.'
  3. 'Her name, her face, her background, the current musical climate - all point to the dawning of a new diva.'
  4. 'Are we witnessing the dawning of an age of enlightened town planning?'
  5. 'Mistaken identity, separated siblings, questions of inheritance are all themes which had been treated on stage since the dawning of theatre.'
  6. 'And then, in your own creative acts, in everything you do, you have the sense of freedom that feels like blue skies open, and with it perhaps the dawning of your own idea.'
  7. 'These are profound changes that mark the dawning of a new era.'
  8. 'Dickens and Gaskell were writing about big issues set in the dawning of the industrial age.'
  9. 'You'd think we're living in the dawning of some new age.'
  10. 'I watched the dawning realization appear in her eyes.'


Beginning to grow light.
    Coming into existence.
    1. 'he smiled with dawning recognition'


    1. daybreak; dawn.

    2. beginning; start: the dawning of the space age.

    More examples(as adjective)

    "rationalities can be dawning."

    "horrors can be dawning."

    "ages can be dawning."


    Middle English: alteration of earlier dawing, from Old English dagian ‘to dawn’, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch dagen and German tagen, also to day.