midafternoon midafternoon  /ˈmɪ ˌdæf tər ˌnun/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the middle part of the afternoon

Usage(s):

  1. A gas-truck explosion devastates a seaside campsite It was approaching midafternoon, and a sparkling, early-summer Spanish sun still shone high over the tiny Mediterranean.
  2. It's midafternoon, and they are, of course, tired, but even so their presence adds a jangly, hormonal buzz to the bland, institutional setting.
  3. By midafternoon, traffic on the bridges over the Potomac River that link the capital with its Virginia suburbs had already slowed to a crawl.

News

  • Summer Blaze offers refreshing rec

    It’s midafternoon on a warm summer day, and a group of children are swimming in the cool pools at Freedom High School in Oakley. Two 7-year-old girls come out of the water, giggling and smiling as they lie next to each other on the concrete to warm up and dry off.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: ThePress.net

Quotes

  1. "In daily use, I found the battery indicator on the new 3G model slipping below 20 percent by early afternoon or midafternoon on some days, and it entirely ran out of juice in one day," Mossberg said in a post on his blog. "I overcame this...
    on Jul 9, 2008 By: Walt Mossberg Source: CRN

  2. "The votes were present by midafternoon to shut off this filibuster," said Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter, R-Pa., the bill's sponsor.
    on Feb 7, 2006 By: Arlen Specter Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  3. "Suppressing the impulse to buy is like giving up smoking. It's an addiction," Lasn said. "A lot of people break down around midafternoon and buy a Mars bar or a coffee. It's a very personal thing."
    on Nov 28, 2008 By: Kalle Lasn Source: Chicago Tribune

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