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Solstice   /sˈɔlstɪs/   Listen
Solstice

noun
1.
Either of the two times of the year when the sun is at its greatest distance from the celestial equator.



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"Solstice" Quotes from Famous Books



... of mental attitude is a terrible vice, for a simple and obvious reason. By an inevitable process like the swaying of the solstice the business world alternates between periods of boom and periods of depression. The wheel is always revolving, fast or slow, round the full cycle of over-or under-production. It is clear that a policy which is right in one stage of the process must necessarily be wrong in ...
— Success (Second Edition) • Max Aitken Beaverbrook

... together. The vigil and the early morning of St. John's day, although a Christian festival, still retain a certain savor of paganism and primitive naturalism. This may be because of the approximate concurrence of this festival and the summer solstice. In any case, the scene to-night was of a purely mundane character, without any religious mixture whatever. All was love and gallantry. In our old romances and legends the Moor always carries off the beautiful Christian princess, and the Christian ...
— Pepita Ximenez • Juan Valera



Words linked to "Solstice" :   June 21, summer solstice, cosmic time, midsummer



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