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  1. Marina Gaidar's Avatar
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    #1

    I set out for the mountains at/in the dawn

    Is it "in the dawn" or "at the dawn"? "I set out for the mountains at/in the dawn".

  2. Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    #2

    Re: I set out for the mountains at/in the dawn

    I would use at dawn. In the dawn may work in some contexts.

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