Early Bird

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A popular term for a person whose circadian period is shorter than 24 hours, who wakes up well past his/her peak sleepiness phase
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It was my custom then to rise early, to read Latin authors,--thanks to Hebe, still unread.
He died too early; he himself would have disavowed his doctrine had he attained to my age!
Moreover, I want you to come with me for an early walk, during which we may notice, whilst the matter is fresh in our minds, the peculiar disposition of this place--not merely your grand-uncle's estate, but the lie of the country around it.
'Not often so early as this,' I replied, with amazing composure, considering all the circumstances of the case.
The early morning was wonderfully still, and the sun, just clearing the pine trees towards Weybridge, was already warm.
In monstrous plants, we often get direct evidence of the possibility of one organ being transformed into another; and we can actually see in embryonic crustaceans and in many other animals, and in flowers, that organs, which when mature become extremely different, are at an early stage of growth exactly alike.
There was one exception to the lack of memory of the life of his early self, and that was language.
In his youth he had been a dissolute libertine, but was converted by Mother Ann herself, and had partaken of the wild fanaticism of the early Shakers.
These arrangements were decided upon early in the month of August.
Perhaps these Odes may best be compared with the little craftless figures in an early age of pottery, when the fragrance of the soil yet lingered about the rough clay.
TWO leading objects of commercial gain have given birth to wide and daring enterprise in the early history of the Americas; the precious metals of the South, and the rich peltries of the North.
Philip woke early next morning, and his first thought was of Mildred.