: in the daytime repeatedly : on any day

Examples of days in a Sentence

She works days and goes to school nights.
Recent Examples on the Web Richardson was set to graduate from Armuchee High School just days before she was killed, Floyd County Schools said in a statement. Alaa Elassar and Kay Jones, CNN, 15 May 2020 One of the star attractions was chairwoman of the Republican National Committee Ronna McDaniel, who days later was self-quarantining after developing a fever. Rob Crilly, Washington Examiner, 1 Apr. 2020 The Scottish pop singer has kept herself busy as of late, embarking on a North America headlining tour from Feb. 23 through March 24 before making her late-night television debut on The Late Show just days afterward. Madeleine Fernando, Billboard, 9 May 2019 One fatality occurred - an elderly woman living in temporary Katrina housing in Gentilly, just days before moving back into her permanent home. Melinda Morris, NOLA.com, 8 Feb. 2018 According to the TelegraphMcIlroy has called off his wedding with Wozniaki just DAYS after sending out wedding invitations. Micaela English, Town & Country, 21 May 2014 One inmate who testified in December was found hanging in his cell just days later. Ivana Hrynkiw, AL.com, 27 June 2017 The moves come as Fox, like all broadcast networks, puts the finishing touches on its 2017-18 primetime lineup just days before presenting it to advertisers next week in New York. Bill Keveney, USA TODAY, 9 May 2017 In another instance of a rare and poorly understood phenomenon, several beachgoers pulled a deceased oarfish from the sea in Carmen, Agusan Del Norte, Philippines on Wednesday, after fishermen had caught one off the same coast just days before. Rachel Brown, National Geographic, 17 Feb. 2017 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of days was before the 12th century

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“Days.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/days. Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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