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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At high noon throughout the world, hundreds of others — people probably much like those gathered in San Antonio — were part of a virtual 24-hour global prayer meeting. Elaine Ayala, ExpressNews.com, "San Antonio joined Compassionate and Sister Cities in prayer and in tears," 13 Aug. 2019 Celebrating the light At high noon on the summer solstice, the sun appears at its highest point in the sky—its most directly overhead position—in the Northern Hemisphere. National Geographic, "Summer solstice traditions from around the world," 20 June 2019 Lighting can be tricky; photos shot at high noon tend, for instance, to have too much harsh light. Los Angeles Times, "Submit your summer vacation photos for our reader issue here," 25 July 2019 At high noon, Peg Barratt rolled into The Washington Post’s office. Andrea Sachs, Washington Post, "Is it hot enough to fry an egg outside? We got cracking to find out.," 20 July 2019 The twin wins produced an all-Bay Area showdown at high noon Friday afternoon at Varnell Field in Deer Park’s Dow Park. Robert Avery, Houston Chronicle, "NASA-Orange, League City 13s tighten grip on California prize," 18 July 2019 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

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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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formidable, illustrious, or eminent

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