One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1The following day.‘on the morrow they attacked the city’
- ‘Go with your mother, or leave the village entirely, but do not remain here longer than the morrow.’
- ‘Please send your daughter to my father's residence on the morrow to discuss the terms of the agreement, provided the proposal warrants your permission.’
- ‘I believe Mrs. Ellen is informing her this very instant, she will be leaving on the morrow.’
- ‘If not on the morrow, then the following day for certain.’
- ‘‘We shall be leaving on the morrow - you are welcome to join us,’ she said to her daughter and son-in-law.’
- 1.1 The time following an event.‘in the morrow of great victory, will they show some equanimity?’
- ‘Hopefully I will have better news in the morrow.’
- ‘In the morrow I think I might get a job with a defence contractor - I bet they'll be paying out bonuses this year.’
- 1.2 The near future.‘we have the religious enthusiast who takes no thought for the morrow’
- ‘Life was secure and the morrow could be greeted without terror.’
- ‘Adam talks about God, the Forbidden tree, sleep, the difference between beast and man, his plans for the morrow, the stars and the angels.’
- ‘She would probably not survive the morrow, in any event.’
- ‘Correspondingly, perceptions on technicalities of education have varied from time to time, but what would never change would be the task borne by schools in moulding children into responsible citizens of morrow.’
- ‘You try to live life to the fullest, savouring every moment, for you never know what the morrow may bring-or if there will be a morrow for you.’
Middle English morwe, from Old English morgen (see morn).
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