high noon

noun

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

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
Recent Examples on the Web An early poster from the relaunched event declared the races would begin at high noon with the tipping of the flask. Mike Bianchi, Orlando Sentinel, 26 Apr. 2022 An early poster from the relaunched event declared the races would begin at high noon with the tipping of the flask. Mike Bianchi, Orlando Sentinel, 26 Apr. 2022 At high noon on an early-spring day in 2017, six steers doomed to die escaped their slaughterhouse and stormed the streets of my city. Ian Bogost, The Atlantic, 13 Mar. 2022 An early poster from the relaunched event declared the races would begin at high noon with the tipping of the flask. Los Angeles Times, 9 Mar. 2022 With his MGs – Stax Records’ hammer and pick – Booker T. Jones advanced R&B to high noon, when Hammond organs bellowed, notes swung and the tape didn’t lie. Nathan Rizzo | For The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, 28 Feb. 2022 Tennessee comes to Hartford Sunday, high noon, high leverage. Dom Amore, courant.com, 4 Feb. 2022 Each side eyed the other warily for about an hour, like gunslingers on Main Street at high noon waiting to see who would make the first move. Los Angeles Times, 1 Feb. 2022 Most people need the rhythm of sunrise and sunset -- and high noon, of course -- to feel their best. cleveland, 31 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of high noon

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Last Updated

10 May 2022

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“High noon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/high%20noon. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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