see the day


: to experience something (specified) in one's lifetime
Did you ever think you'd see the day when he would apologize?
She hoped she'd never see the day when the old house was sold.
I never thought I would live to see the day when you would graduate from college.

Examples of see the day in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As Negrete looks the man over, crowds of people encircle the tent, craning to see the day’s injured. Toby Muse, Rolling Stone, 3 Mar. 2024 But in a year where restaurants have faced unprecedented challenges, business owners see the day shelter as another blow. Zoë Jackson, Star Tribune, 5 May 2021 When President Joe Biden signed a bill into law over the summer making June 19 a federal holiday to commemorate the end of slavery in the U.S., those by his side included Opal Lee, a 95-year-old Fort Worth woman who spent years rallying people to join her push to see the day get that recognition. From Usa Today Network and Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 30 Oct. 2021 Gosiger and Frederick do not want to see the day shelter stay permanently on West Seventh. Zoë Jackson, Star Tribune, 5 May 2021 By Friday, most areas in Southern California can expect to see the day lingering in the mid-70s and 80s, Kitell said. Salvador Hernandezstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 20 Oct. 2022 Los Espookys needs to live to see the day when Betty Boop becomes public domain, but as long as there continues to be a Mickey Mouse Protection Act, that day may never come. Jason P. Frank, Vulture, 6 Oct. 2022 His father didn't live to see the day the Civil Rights Act changed access to democracy for Black Americans. Kyla Guilfoil, ABC News, 12 July 2022 The Modern Era performer Keith Whitley didn’t live to see the day of his induction, and in fact had a remarkably short run on the country charts — Brooks & Dunn marked it at four years, seven months, and 10 days. Jon Freeman, Rolling Stone, 17 May 2022

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“See the day.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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