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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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That afternoon she was telling me how highly esteemed our friend the badger was in her part of the world, and how men kept a special kind of dog, with very short legs, to hunt him.
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."
"Ye--es; but this afternoon is very special-- almost like a Sunday-school concert."
"That was on our field afternoon. Field afternoons are splendid, Marilla.
JEMIMA PUDDLE-DUCK came every afternoon; she laid nine eggs in the nest.
Every moment of the afternoon was full of new things and every hour the sunshine grew more golden.
The raw afternoon is rawest, and the dense fog is densest, and the muddy streets are muddiest near that leaden-headed old obstruction, appropriate ornament for the threshold of a leaden-headed old corporation, Temple Bar.
So he drifted back to his wild young days, and spun many a rare yarn for me, while we downed beer, treat by treat, all through a blessed summer afternoon. And it was only John Barleycorn that made possible that long afternoon with the old sea-dog.
I have been pressing my elbows on the arms of my chair, and dreaming that I was standing on the bridge in front of Dorlcote Mill, as it looked one February afternoon many years ago.
The woman began telling of an incident that had happened one afternoon a few months after her marriage.
She had not seen him during the afternoon; she had heard some one say he was at the house, upstairs with his mother.
Wemmick's Walworth sentiments, I devoted the next ensuing Sunday afternoon to a pilgrimage to the Castle.
"What are you going to do with yourselves today, girls?" asked Philippa, popping into Anne's room one Saturday afternoon.
In the course of the first week, in one afternoon, he and Joe accounted for the two hundred white shirts.