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[awl-dey] /ˈɔlˌdeɪ/
taking up, extending through, lasting for, or occurring continually during a day, especially the hours of daylight; daylong:
an all-day tour of the city; an all-day lollipop.
Compare all-night.
Origin of all-day
First recorded in 1865-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • You can take the boys and spring wagon and have an all-day picnic.

  • It promised to be an all-day job, and a clumsy one at the best.

    The Huntress Hulbert Footner
  • It was an all-day journey with a drive of twenty miles to the railway.

    Old Plantation Days Mrs. N. B. De Saussure
  • It's an all-day process of the stronger annihilating the weaker.

    Her Father's Daughter Gene Stratton-Porter
  • So we had an all-day wait near the primitive little railway station.

    Inca Land Hiram Bingham
  • An all-day meeting is to be held there, and I am to preach in the morning.

    The Kentucky Ranger Edward T. Curnick
  • Kyoto may be reached by a short ride from Kobe, but from Tokio it is an all-day trip of twelve hours by express train.

    The Critic in the Orient George Hamlin Fitch

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