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[awl-nahyt] /ˈɔlˌnaɪt/
taking up, extending through, or occurring continually during an entire night; nightlong:
an all-night vigil.
open all night, as for business; providing services, accommodations, etc., at all hours of the night:
an all-night restaurant.
Origin of all-night
First recorded in 1520-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • From Stamford I reached Cooperstown after an all-night ride by stage.

  • "Guess I've bitten off an all-night job," thought he, disconsolately.

    Jim Spurling, Fisherman Albert Walter Tolman
  • Presently he lifted the telephone receiver and ordered a taxicab from the all-night rank in Trafalgar Square.

    The Grell Mystery Frank Froest
  • I am sorry for you,” said Fitz, “for this will be an all-night job.

    Fitz the Filibuster George Manville Fenn
  • Full clear blue eyes, healthy and untired as a child's fresh from an all-night's drowse, they looked and looked.

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