high noon


Definition of high noon

1 : precisely noon
2 : the most advanced, flourishing, or creative stage or period the high noon of her career
3 : the time of a decisive confrontation or contest

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Examples of high noon in a Sentence

The duel was to take place at high noon. We are approaching high noon of the election campaign. the high noon of her career
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Game time is set for high noon back at Kapner Field. Robert Avery, Houston Chronicle, "Deer Park Pinto Maroon all-stars topple Conroe for berth in Directors title game," 2 June 2018 At high noon, there was a baby crawling race tied to the Jack-Jack character. Dewayne Bevil, OrlandoSentinel.com, "First look: Edna Mode, 'Incredibles' expo at Disney World," 25 May 2018 The hit men arrived by motorcycle at high noon, stepped into the Toreo Restaurant and, without uttering a word, opened fire on Antonia Jaimes Moctezuma. Patrick J. Mcdonnell, latimes.com, "Widespread killings of candidates cast shadow over Mexican elections," 10 Apr. 2018 Two groups — ages 6-8 and ages 9-12 — will have separate hunts beginning at high noon; kids 0-2 years old and 3-5 will also hunt separately beginning at 12:30 p.m. Sandy Guerra-cline, star-telegram, "Have fun with the Easter Bunny and the 'top 10 things to do' list | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 27 Mar. 2018 Like most epic duels, this one is scheduled for high noon. Kevin Baxter, latimes.com, "Galaxy and LAFC fans are taking new rivalry very seriously," 28 Mar. 2018 The last chance for many spring breakers to get a glimpse at Bartolo Colon arrives Saturday, when the right-hander takes the mound at high noon Arizona time for the first game of a doubleheader against the Kansas City Royals. Jeff Wilson, star-telegram, "Surprise Five: Fake news? Minor doesn't see reason for concern over durability | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 16 Mar. 2018 The 3 to 4 hour lunch and nap break from 10-2 that many enjoy during November may be counterproductive at this time of year, when the buck of a lifetime may step out at high noon. Frank Sargeant, AL.com, "Hunting during the big freeze," 3 Jan. 2018 At high noon on Friday, a day before showtime, Angela Missoni is everywhere. Laura Rysman, New York Times, "48 Hours in Milan With Angela Missoni," 25 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of high noon

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of high noon

somewhat old-fashioned : exactly noon
: the time when a fight or contest will happen or be decided
: the most important or active time of something

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