dawn » don

Chiefly in:   don on (someone)

Classification: English – cot/caught merger

Spotted in the wild:

  • It also donned on me that Chico is the perfect town to host the festivities. (Cal State Chico, The Orion, Jan. 27, 1999)
  • It donned on me as the students were singing, that this is one of only a two places in this country where every participate has a current temple recommend, which is one of our requirements for acceptance. (Steve & Bette Gibson, BYU Center for Entrepeneurship, Nov. 12, 2000)
  • The song marked a very emotional time at the concert in which, for the first time, it truly donned on many of the fans in the audience that this was going to be the last time they ever saw the band live. (Univ. of Notre Dame, The Observer, Dec. 5, 2000)
  • The Oilers are playing tonight and it dons on us that the cab driver has (conveniently) misunderstood which stadium we want to go to. (TSN Magazine, Nov. 19, 2002)
  • But as I walked back to the couch and the movie I was watching with my family, it donned on me the Red Cross rarely, if ever, solicits donations over the phone. (Columbia Star, SC, Feb. 25, 2005)

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See also _don»dawn_.

| link | entered by Ben Zimmer, 2005/07/21 |

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