Definition of 'false dawn'
Example sentences containing 'false dawn'
Times, Sunday Times (2011)
He is yet to be persuaded that the current upturn is not just another false dawn.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Is this the future then, or just another technological false dawn?Times, Sunday Times (2013) Times, Sunday Times (2010)
What if you walk through a storm but the golden sky at the end of it is no more than the light of a false dawn?Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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