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broad daylight (uncountable)

  1. Abundant natural illumination in daytime, producing clear visibility.
    • 1847, Anne Brontë, chapter 44, in The Tenant of Wildfell Hall:
      Broad daylight illumined the apartment, for the sun was high in heaven.
    • 1911, Bram Stoker, chapter 18, in The Lair of the White Worm:
      Within all was dark; but she entered as freely and with as little misgiving or restraint as if it had been broad daylight.

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