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‘Day’ as a noun

Below are some examples of sentences from classic literature using the word ‘Day’ as a noun.


The next day produced little or no alteration in the state of the patient.

From ‘Sense and Sensibility’, by Jane Austen.


Her dull, cowed, and listless manner for days seemed to substantiate all this.

From ‘Jude the Obscure’, by Thomas Hardy.


“I should be none the worse for a quiet, peaceful day in the country.”

From ‘The Return of Sherlock Holmes’, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.


He would not be denied the satisfaction of sending them his newspaper every day.

From ‘Sense and Sensibility’, by Jane Austen.


“I know nothing of days of the week; I know nothing of weeks of the year.”

From ‘Great Expectations’, by Charles Dickens.


Within a few days from the receipt of Edmund’s letter, Fanny had one from her aunt.

From ‘Mansfield Park’, by Jane Austen.


“There was hardly a day in which I did not catch a glimpse of one or other of you.”

From ‘Sense and Sensibility’, by Jane Austen.


The village head-man told Mowgli that he would have to go out with the buffaloes next day, and herd them while they grazed.

From ‘The Jungle Book’, by Rudyard Kipling.

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“Mrs Phillips was always glad to see her nieces.”

From ‘Pride and Prejudice’, by Jane Austen.

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