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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SUMMER

Then for the summer we'll go to Newport, and when we come back from there we'll take a house.

Connecticut supplies all summer resorts with the finest Havana segars.

It was well that it was a summer night, for lodgings there were none.

And here it was that the summer began its game with their hearts.

And what are the haughtiest of us, but the ephemeral aristocrats of a summer's day?

After their return in the summer he began to write his book, The Social Order.

It was on a summer's evening, when the windows of the church were open.

The still summer air was heavy with the resinous smell of the great forest.

I have seen a stronger fortalice carried in a summer evening.

All the joy had gone out of the summer night for him, poor lad.

WORD ORIGIN

"hot season of the year," Old English sumor, from Proto-Germanic *sumur- (cf. Old Saxon, Old Norse, Old High German sumar, Old Frisian sumur, Middle Dutch somer, Dutch zomer, German Sommer), from PIE root *sem- (cf. Sanskrit sama "season, half-year," Avestan hama "in summer," Armenian amarn "summer," Old Irish sam, Old Welsh ham, Welsh haf "summer"). Old Norse sumarsdag, first day of summer, was the Thursday that fell between April 9 and 15.

Summer camp is attested from 1893; summer resort is from 1832; summer school first recorded 1860; theatrical summer stock is attested from 1942.

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