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- adv. During the daytime on every day or most days: She works days and sings in a band at night.
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- n. Plural form of day.
- n. Life.
- adv. During the day.
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- n. the time during which someone's life continues
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I remembered the days I spent with him and started to count the days when we were in love
Cicero was killed on the seventh of December, about ten days from the settlement of the triumvirate, after he had lived _sixty-three years, eleven months, and five days_.
The custom of naming the days may then have arisen, he says, (1) by regarding the gods as originally presiding over separate _days_ assigned by the principle of the tetrachord (I.e., skipping two stars in your count each time as you go over the list) so that you get this order: the day of Saturn, of the Sun, of the Moon, of Mars, of Mercury, of Jupiter, of Venus
Dio's Rome, Volume 2 An Historical Narrative Originally Composed in Greek During the Reigns of Septimius Severus, Geta and Caracalla, Macrinus, Elagabalus and Alexander Severus; and Now Presented in English Form. Second Volume Extant Books 36-44 (B.C. 69-44).
It is perfectly practical for steam, when it shall possess a respectable mechanical adaptation to canal duty; that is, when it shall not be so shamefully profligate in expenditures of power -- _to double the average speed of horses, or lessen the general average of ten days on the canal to five days_, of which the down trips may overrun and the up trips fall short, as with horse average.
With music the best time is in the early days, in childhood time -- _in the first days_.
The sister was dead for five days, and the brother for three days_.
In the first place, it is an established fact that these days of the week of creation were also, according to the meaning of the author, _days of
When the moon does not shine, they suppose she it dead; and some call the three last days before the new moon, the _naked days_.
Then, contemplating the pale moon, as she sinks beneath the waves of the rolling sea, the memory of bygone days strikes the mind of the hero, days when approaching danger invigorated the brave, and the moon shone upon his bark laden with spoils, and returning in triumph.
These are dreadful days indeed, my worthy neighbour (this epithet indicated a rapid advance in the Baronets good graces) days when the bulwarks of society are shaken to their mighty base, and that rank, which forms, as it were, its highest grace and ornament, is mingled and confused with the viler parts of the architecture.