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Examples of heyday in a Sentence
in its heyday, the circus was a major form of entertainment for small-town America
Recent Examples of heyday from the Web
For Digg, Joe Veix logged back in to Second Life, 15 years after its creation and a decade after its heyday.
But that BlackBerry, known in its heyday as Research In Motion or RIM, still contributes much of the DNA inside a BlackBerry phone.
In his heyday with Pavement, he was known for his languid guitar work, his sunny hooks, the ramshackle way his songs seemed to hang together.
Barry Bonds, 2002 World Series: Barry Bonds, in his steroid heyday, had a monster World Series for the San Francisco Giants against the Los Angeles Angels.
In its heyday as a train station, this space would have been home to the ticket counters and luggage services, and been a place for tired travelers to rest until their next trip.
And since her ’80s heyday, Jones hasn’t stopped serving up rapturous sounds and stylings from another universe.
Click through the slideshow above to see the ship in its fighting heyday...
Though his fastball has dropped nearly 4 m.p.h. since his heyday, Harvey still attracts a crowd and offers — however slim — the chance to pay dividends as a reclamation project.
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Did You Know?
In its earliest appearances in English, in the 16th century, "heyday" was used as an interjection that expressed elation or wonder (similar to our word hey, from which it derives). Around the same time, "heyday" saw use as a noun meaning "high spirits." (This sense can be seen in Act III, Scene IV of Hamlet, when the Prince of Denmark tells his mother, "You cannot call it love; for at your age / The heyday in the blood is tame….") It wasn’t until the 18th century that English speakers, perhaps interpreting the "day" of the second syllable to mean "a time or period," began using "heyday" to refer to the period when one’s achievement or popularity has reached its zenith.
HEYDAY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of heyday for English Language Learners
: the time when someone or something is most successful, popular, etc.
HEYDAY Defined for Kids
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