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We always think the sun drops down away from us, but it stays still.

"I ordered the sun turned on at just this point," replied her husband, with a large air.

By meridian altitudes of sun, Lyrae (Vega), 32 degrees 15 minutes.

When the sun arose in the morning he did not say "Behold another day."

By meridian altitude of sun, camp is in latitude 31 degrees 53 minutes South.

You must see that I am not in the least tired, only a little dazzled by the sun.

He went on until the sun was low in the west and all the sky was rimmed with color.

And the sun glinted now and again on those melancholy mustaches of his.

Once more the sun flashed on her hair; then the machine disappeared.

The wind was high, but the sun bright, and the snow thawing.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English sunne, from Proto-Germanic *sunnon (cf. Old Norse, Old Saxon, Old High German sunna, Middle Dutch sonne, Dutch zon, German Sonne, Gothic sunno), from PIE *s(u)wen- (cf. Avestan xueng "sun," Old Irish fur-sunnud "lighting up"), alternative form of root *saewel- "to shine, sun" (see Sol).

Old English sunne was fem., and the fem. pronoun was used until 16c.; since then masc. has prevailed. The empire on which the sun never sets (1630) originally was the Spanish, later the British. To have one's place in the sun (1680s) is from Pascal's "Pensées"; the German imperial foreign policy sense (1897) is from a speech by von Bülow.

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