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Definition of days

: 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 One fatality occurred - an elderly woman living in temporary Katrina housing in Gentilly, just days before moving back into her permanent home. Melinda Morris,, "Mardi Gras weather in New Orleans since the 1870s: The best and the worst," 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, "Rory McIlroy and Caroline Wozniaki Call It Quits," 21 May 2014 One inmate who testified in December was found hanging in his cell just days later. Ivana Hrynkiw,, "Judge rules mentally ill Alabama prison inmates receive inadequate care," 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, "Fox cancels supernatural 'Sleepy Hollow'," 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, "Mysterious 'Sea Serpent' Oarfish Resurfaces," 17 Feb. 2017 Scores of buses from the Piraeus port, near Athens, which were carrying more migrants who days earlier had made a perilous crossing from Turkey, were stuck at several gas stations on a highway running to the northern border. Liz Alderman, New York Times, "Policy Shifts on Refugees Lead to Clashes Between Migrants and Police," 23 Feb. 2016 Ruby shot and killed Lee Harvey Oswald, who days earlier had allegedly assassinated JFK. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "New Exhibit Highlights the Art of the Courtroom Sketch," 1 May 2017

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First Known Use of days

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Days.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of days

chiefly US : during the day : in the daytime

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