the time of day when light first appears; the first appearance of light in the sky before the sun rises
the beginning or first appearance of new period, idea, feeling, etc.
begin to grow light
begin to appear
"we got up before dawn"
"they talked until morning"
"the dawn of civilization"
"the morning of the world"
"it was the dawn of the Roman Empire"
"It dawned on him that she had betrayed him"
"she was penetrated with sorrow"
"The age of computers had dawned"
"It started to dawn, and we had to get up"
From the dawn of manhood to its decline.
出自： S. Johnson
You could see the first dawn of an idea stealing slowly over his countenance.
出自： C. Lamb
I saw him more clearly as the day dawned.
出自： J. Barth
The ocean dawned on our view.
A smile dawned on his face.
A new era is dawning upon the world.
世界正进入一个新时代。 dawn on〔upon〕 sb/sth
The fact has just dawned on me.
The truth may one day dawn upon you.
At last it dawned on us.
The answer dawned on me when I wasn't thinking about the work.
在我没考虑答案的时候,答案不知不觉地出来了。 It ～ed on sb that/wh-clasue
It suddenly dawned on me that I'd caught the wrong train.
It dawned on me that the following day would be her birthday.
It dawned on me that I was lost.
It has slowly dawned upon us that he will not help.
It dawned on me where I had seen him before.
It suddenly dawned upon me why he was so anxious to know when the accident took place.
误 At the dawn the guests departed.
正 At dawn the guests departed.
误 At early dawn, they got up and set off.
正 At the early dawn, they got up and set off.
析 at dawn〔before dawn, from dawn〕 till dark等短语中不可加the,但在at the early dawn, with the dawn等短语中一定要加the。