1. dawning

noun. ['ˈdɔnɪŋ'] the first light of day.


  • cockcrow
  • hour
  • dayspring
  • dawn
  • first light
  • sunup
  • time of day
  • aurora
  • break of day
  • morning
  • sunrise
  • break of the day


  • sunrise
  • end
  • stay
  • night

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Rhymes with Dawning

  • spawning
  • yawning
  • fawning

Sentences with dawning

1. Verb, gerund or present participle
With every dawning technology, another falls to the wayside or gets overshadowed.

2. Noun, singular or mass
The history of career guidance has its roots in the late 1800s and the dawning of the 20th century.

Quotes about dawning

1. No man can reveal to you aught but that which already lies half asleep in the dawning of your knowledge.The teacher who walks in the shadow of the temple, among his followers, gives not of his wisdom but rather of his faith and his lovingness.If he is indeed wise he does not bid you enter the house of his wisdom, but rather leads you to the threshold of your own mind.
- Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet

2. The WandererWhat is she like?I was told—she is amelancholy soul.She is likethe sun to the night;a momentary gold.A star when dimmedby dawning light;the flicker ofa candle blown.A lonely kitelost in flight—someone oncehad flown.
- Lang Leav, Love & Misadventure

3. Have you ever seen the dawn? Not a dawn groggy with lack of sleep or hectic with mindless obligations and you about to rush off on an early adventure or business, but full of deep silence and absolute clarity of perception? A dawning which you truly observe, degree by degree. It is the most amazing moment of birth. And more than anything it can spur you to action. Have a burning day.
- Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration