night and day


: all the time : continually

Examples of night and day in a Sentence

night and day she reminded him that if it weren't for her, he'd be a nobody
Recent Examples on the Web The entrance of far-right Israeli groups accompanied by large security details during the final 10 days – when the compound is at its fullest, night and day – would likely lead to clashes, Waqf officials warn. Taylor Luck, The Christian Science Monitor, 21 Mar. 2024 As the pendulum swings back and forth, the Earth below it will rotate (because the rotation of the Earth is what causes night and day). Rhett Allain, WIRED, 26 Jan. 2024 The difference in play between starter Timberlake and the version that comes off the bench is night and day. Shreyas Laddha, Kansas City Star, 25 Feb. 2024 The results have been night and day, according to Gerszewski, who said the sophomore's focus and the difficulty of his dives have increased substantially. Zac Bellman, Journal Sentinel, 31 Jan. 2024 Day one started Thursday night and day seven is Wednesday. Katie Wiseman, The Indianapolis Star, 19 Jan. 2024 The medium’s flexible enough to follow, but a simpler model would’ve made a big difference — like night and day. Peter Debruge, Variety, 1 Feb. 2024 The difference in the KU veterans’ trust for Furphy vs. Jackson is night and day. Shreyas Laddha, Kansas City Star, 19 Jan. 2024 Streaming services have made big strides with picture and sound quality, but the difference between a movie streamed in 4K HDR and Dolby Atmos from, say, Netflix or Disney+ is night and day. Simon Lucas, WIRED, 20 Dec. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of night and day was before the 12th century

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“Night and day.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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