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Synonyms for afternoon

the part of the day between noon and evening

a conventional expression of greeting or farewell

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ONE AFTERNOON WE WERE having our reading lesson on the warm, grassy bank where the badger lived.
Ye--es; but this afternoon is very special-- almost like a Sunday-school concert.
That afternoon the whole world seemed to devote itself to being perfect and radiantly beautiful and kind to one boy.
On the summer afternoons when Elizabeth and the doctor sat in the office and talked of their two lives they talked of other lives also.
Wemmick's Walworth sentiments, I devoted the next ensuing Sunday afternoon to a pilgrimage to the Castle.
asked Philippa, popping into Anne's room one Saturday afternoon.
Pendleton sent a special request for you to go to see him this afternoon, SURE.
On an afternoon did I find my friends for the first time; on an afternoon, also, did I find them a second time:--at the hour when all light becometh stiller.
Mrs Western stood a moment looking at her, and then, having recollected herself, said, "That on one consideration only she would keep the secret from her brother; and this was, that Sophia should promise to entertain Mr Blifil that very afternoon as her lover, and to regard him as the person who was to be her husband.
Where do you go every afternoon by yourself, Jemima Puddle-duck?
Fog in the eyes and throats of ancient Greenwich pensioners, wheezing by the firesides of their wards; fog in the stem and bowl of the afternoon pipe of the wrathful skipper, down in his close cabin; fog cruelly pinching the toes and fingers of his shivering little 'prentice boy on deck.
Can I ever forget the afternoon I met "Old Scratch," Nelson's father?
I must stand a minute or two here on the bridge and look at it, though the clouds are threatening, and it is far on in the afternoon.
This she had thought nothing of, though she was surprised when he did not join her later in the afternoon, when she went down to the beach.
In the course of the first week, in one afternoon, he and Joe accounted for the two hundred white shirts.