Which preposition to use with daybreak

on Occurrences 32%

Yet here we had to stay another day, so nearly were the horses spent, but at daybreak on the fifteenth the line moved again, and we toiled up an extremely steep ascent for more than two miles.

in Occurrences 15%

The settler who had left his cabin at daybreak in search of game, or to carry his furs to the nearest post, returned at sundown to find only a smoking heap of ashes where his home had been, and among them the charred and mutilated bodies of his wife and children.

of Occurrences 10%

Having applied the best remedy they could to the disabled state of the rudder, the squadron continued its voyage, and came in sight of the Canaries at daybreak of Thursday, August 9th; but owing to contrary winds, they were unable to come to anchor at Gran Canaria until the 12th.

to Occurrences 10%

All this, with a general supervision over the girl compositors, kept the man busy from daybreak to midnight.

until Occurrences 4%

The ritual laws of Islâm are a heavy burden to those who strictly observe them; a man who has to perform worship five times a day in a state of ritual purity and during a whole month in a year has to abstain from food and drink and other enjoyments from daybreak until sunset, is at a disadvantage when he has to enter into competition with non-Musulmans for getting work of any kind.

with Occurrences 3%

I had passed a sleepless night, and the storm rose again, and raged till near daybreak with increased fury, but the wind was now greatly hushed.

like Occurrences 1%

Suddenly all the church-bells, which have rung out since daybreak like mad, stop; only the deep-toned cathedral-bell booms out from its snowy campanile in half-minute strokes.

over Occurrences 1%

It was light enough to dispense with the lanterns, and as they mounted higher the glorious sight of daybreak over the sea showed itself almost due east, the sharp points of the Needles showing up in a flood of pale golden light above and below, with gulls flashing white as they floated into sunlight, all seeming to Anne's thankful heart to be a new radiance of joy and hope after the dark roaring terrors of the Chine.

past Occurrences 1%

Guess it needed some nerve and judgment to work things the way he did, and when we stole out to sea at daybreak past the port guard, I knew there was one man in the rotten country I could trust with my life.

as Occurrences 1%

I have ordered a halt now, because, twenty miles from here, in the direction that we are travelling, we shall come to an extensive deposit of pure, white sand, in which we shall be liable to lose the trail at night; and I want to reach there as near daybreak as possible, so as not to waste more time than is necessary in finding it.

without Occurrences 1%

She arrived about daybreak without hinderance, and penetrated into the town; and repaired immediately to the parish church of St. Jacques to perform her devotions on the eve of so great a festival.

at Occurrences 1%

" "It is strange, Ned Turgis," observed Gatford, "that, though Solomon Eagle may always be seen at daybreak at the top of the tower or on the roof of the cathedralsometimes at one point and sometimes at anotherno one can tell where he hides himself at other times.

before Occurrences 1%

They breakfasted at daybreak before riding out over the lands, and their greeting was of the most commonplace description.

by Occurrences 1%

"Dat was left wif me at daybreak by de young boy who came wif Sambomissy knows who I mean,"rolling her eyes fearfully around the room,"and he said tell you that Jim Bates, of Breucklen Heights, had tole him to fetch it to you.

for Occurrences 1%

A sharp watch should be kept over all slugs, and constant visits paid to the garden at daybreak for their destruction.

from Occurrences 1%

It had come to her as a daybreak from heaven.

Which preposition to use with  daybreak