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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 a man of the town, Henry Brad- ford, who kept a saloon, came to the schoolhouse door.
So it was late afternoon when he again greeted Ned, who, meanwhile, had been kept very busy.
This afternoon," returned Robert, with a shade of annoyance.
Ye--es; but this afternoon is very special-- almost like a Sunday-school concert.
There's been a nice to do all afternoon to keep him quiet.
I never shall forget the radiant face with which he came home one afternoon, and told me, as a mighty piece of news, of his having fallen in with one Clarriker (the young merchant's name), and of Clarriker's having shown an extraordinary inclination towards him, and of his belief that the opening had come at last.
One short afternoon is enough for any two book-lovers, though they may have met for the first time in the morning, to make up their minds whether or not they have been born for each other.
A turn ashore'll hurt nobody-- the boats are still in the water; you can take the gigs, and as many as please may go ashore for the afternoon.
Where do you go every afternoon by yourself, Jemima Puddle-duck?
It was strange to see the place quite tranquil, quite desolate under the hot blue sky, with the smoke and little threads of flame going straight up into the heat of the afternoon.
because a summer afternoon is like a long lifetime to the young.
If you're so set on it, I'll see about your position this afternoon," conceded Martin reluctantly.
George has been in such good spirits today, and I am sure he will end by coming up this afternoon.
An up-hill and down-hill ride of twenty-odd miles through a garish mid-day atmosphere brought him in the afternoon to a detached knoll a mile or two west of Talbothays, whence he again looked into that green trough of sappiness and humidity, the valley of the Var or Froom.
Welland's company at the meeting of the Wednesday Afternoon Club on August 25th at 3 o'clock punctually.