in broad daylight


: during the day when people and things can be easily seen rather than at night
The crime was committed in broad daylight.

Examples of in broad daylight in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Surveillance videos taken the prior afternoon show a thin man pulling up in a white SUV and struggling to toss something into the bin in a crowded parking lot in broad daylight. Michael Ruiz, Fox News, 14 Nov. 2023 And that in and of itself is horrific and criminal and appalling, and also happens in broad daylight. Isaac Chotiner, The New Yorker, 1 Nov. 2023 In Beijing, the Israeli embassy confirmed that a diplomat was stabbed in broad daylight outside the embassy building. David Gilbert, WIRED, 13 Oct. 2023 Darell Preston of Portland was on the phone with his wife when he was attacked in broad daylight outside his business, LoRell’s Chicken Shack, on June 15. Amanda Lee Myers, USA TODAY, 15 July 2023 Also, of course, of brazenness, because many of these videos take place in New York City in broad daylight, sometimes with throngs of people close by. Han Ong, The New Yorker, 16 Oct. 2023 Another recently ducked into a side yard in her North Park neighborhood to dodge a coyote walking boldly down Felton Street in broad daylight. David Garrick, San Diego Union-Tribune, 15 Oct. 2023 Not even London’s famously meticulous diarist, Samuel Pepys, mentioned mass deaths of rats in London during plague outbreaks, or individual rats behaving oddly in broad daylight. WIRED, 7 Oct. 2023 Suddenly, 49-year-old Jamie was shot several times in front of his home in broad daylight. Dateline Nbc, NBC News, 4 Oct. 2023 See More

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“In broad daylight.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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