dawning dawning  /ˈdɔ nɪŋ/


  • (n) the first light of day


  1. Fifty years later, as Northern Ireland's Troubles were dawning, only 400 of the shipyard's 10,000 employees were Catholic.
  2. The fusion of television and satellites did not produce instantaneous brotherhood, just a slowly dawning awareness of the implications of a world transfixed by a single TV image.
  3. But walking the greed-locked streets of Manhattan at the dawning of the new age of avarice, I felt like John Reed in Moscow in 1917.


  1. Older athletes are playing longer, pushing boundaries

    A brave new sports world is dawning, as more and more athletes prolong their careers into their late 30s and early 40s. Players are rethinking how they approach their careers, planning to compete longer. Owners, general managers, and coaches are reexamining what value older players can bring to teams.        
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Boston Globe

  2. Men’s rugby club offers opportunity for students

    As the cheering and excitement grew louder from teammates as freshman Christian Conde sprinted down the field, ball in-hand, toward the goal line to score a try in practice on March 6, the dawning of a new era in UNLV men’s rugby had begun.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The Rebel Yell

  3. Open access to human DNA could lead to advances

    The Supreme Court ruled unanimously in favor of nature this week, a decision that should help accelerate the dawning age of genetic medicine. Human genes are products of nature, the court fund, and patents may not be awarded on their exclusive use just b
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Citizens' Voice


  1. "It's just dawning on me now, really," Shelton said Wednesday. "We realized when we started testing that the audiences responded to it. It never scored through the roof when it scored; it sort of got these OK numbers. But when it opened and...
    on Apr 30, 2008 By: Ron Shelton Source: KTAR.com

  2. "This remarkable innovation is an indication that the age of nanomedicine is dawning," says Professor David Naylor, president of the University of Toronto and a professor of medicine. "Thanks to the breadth of expertise here at U of T,...
    on Sep 28, 2009 By: David Naylor Source: Science Daily (press release)

  3. "I am absolutely confident that when these results are counted," Salmond said. "We shall all have to accept that new politics is dawning in Scotland."
    on May 4, 2007 By: Alex Salmond Source: Forbes

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