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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HEYDAY

Then we see in the heyday of youth and poetry that it may be true, that it is true in gleams and fragments.

If childhood is the sunrise of life, youth is the heyday of life's ruddy June.

In the heyday of my youth I could fly around the world in five hours.

As for the princess—well, you're young; in the heyday for such nonsense.

They would not have troubled her in the heyday of her youth!

All was lightness, gayety, and warmth; the sap was running, the heyday of the spring at hand.

Their heyday, and carousals, and happy-go-luckiness all gone, and in the remaining hours—what?

Is it for this that in the heyday of youth I walked with you to the school-house down the road!

Any woman can keep a house or manage a babe: heyday, can she so?

To be sure your ladyship is in the heyday of life, with youth and strength.

WORD ORIGIN

late 16c., alteration of heyda (1520s), exclamation of playfulness or surprise, something like Modern English hurrah, apparently an extended form of Middle Elish interjection hey or hei (see hey). Modern sense of "stage of greatest vigor" first recorded 1751, which altered the spelling on model of day, with which this word apparently has no etymological connection.

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