dead of winter

noun phrase

: the middle of the winter
He left in the dead of winter.

Examples of dead of winter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The transition is fastest during March because about 10 days before and after the equinox, the Earth’s tilt causes the sunlight that hits a region to increase more rapidly than in the middle of summer or dead of winter. Shaun Goodwin, Idaho Statesman, 23 Jan. 2024 There’s no need to clomp up and down stairs in ski your ski boots in the three-story stone and timber main house thanks to an elevator, and there’s no need to ever get into a chilly car in the freezing dead of winter thanks to the heated five-car garage. Mark David, Robb Report, 2 Dec. 2023

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“Dead of winter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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