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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. 2018.
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  • It's an all-day process of the stronger annihilating the weaker.

    Her Father's Daughter Gene Stratton-Porter
  • An all-day meeting is to be held there, and I am to preach in the morning.

    The Kentucky Ranger Edward T. Curnick
  • It promised to be an all-day job, and a clumsy one at the best.

    The Huntress Hulbert Footner
  • The making of apple butter is an all-day affair and has the air of a holiday to it.

  • One afternoon Stuart and Conscience went for an all-day sail.

    The Tyranny of Weakness Charles Neville Buck
  • A fox, I really believe, enjoys an all-day run before the dogs.

    The Fall of the Year Dallas Lore Sharp
  • It was an all-day journey with a drive of twenty miles to the railway.

    Old Plantation Days Mrs. N. B. De Saussure

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