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The day of the week before Tuesday and following Sunday:‘I saw him on Monday’‘the Monday before last’‘she's only in the office on Mondays’
- ‘Philippa returned to hospital on Monday of last week and she died on Wednesday morning.’
- ‘All three occupants of the Astor residence had a late start to their Monday morning.’
- ‘He and the other man were alone in the gallery in the middle of a sunny Monday morning.’
- ‘So, on Monday evening it began to snow, and by Tuesday there were a couple of inches.’
- ‘On the Monday morning I went to the bank to pay the money in, and realised that it was not in my purse or my bag.’
- ‘The next day she learned she would be suspended the following Monday, for one day.’
- ‘The sun was shining early on Monday morning so we decided to take Lucy for a walk over the road.’
- ‘When they took the register on Monday morning, there were a number of notable absences.’
- ‘On Monday, he announced that his firm would go public with a flotation next year.’
- ‘I started the work at half ten on Sunday night and finished at one on Monday morning.’
- ‘He carefully limped into work on the Monday morning and deliberately slipped on the oil.’
- ‘Imagine, life with no boring Sundays or dreary Mondays.’
- ‘During school term time, the farm is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.’
- ‘I have seen him walk away from the manager's job only for him to still be there on the Monday morning.’
- ‘On Monday, the service will be handing out leaflets showing people how they can help.’
- ‘Back at the factories, the Monday morning after a win is always something special.’
- ‘It was not much of a day, either, a dull Monday morning but at least it wasn't raining.’
- ‘The lake digger was also due on the following Monday to dig two canal lakes and another lake.’
- ‘The show's transfer to Sunday from its Monday night slot is a testimony to its success.’
- ‘By Monday morning four or five families had still not been able to move back into their homes.’
1On Monday:‘I'll ring you Monday’
- 1.1Mondays On Mondays; each Monday:‘the restaurant is closed Mondays’
- ‘That is why it is used on traditionally bad or slow news days such as Mondays.’
- ‘Sundays I was always a little unstable, and then Mondays I spent recuperating by my lonesome.’
- ‘It's a pain because the only day I can get in is a Monday, and Mondays and Fridays they are closed.’
- ‘There will be no performances of either show Mondays or on Sunday, July 14.’
- ‘I mean, Mondays you have just started the oppressive boredom, so you have a lot to talk about.’
- 1.1Mondays On Mondays; each Monday:
Old English Mōnandæg ‘day of the moon’, translation of late Latin lunae dies; compare with Dutch maandag and German Montag.
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