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all-night

[awl-nahyt] /ˈɔlˌnaɪt/
adjective
1.
taking up, extending through, or occurring continually during an entire night; nightlong:
an all-night vigil.
2.
open all night, as for business; providing services, accommodations, etc., at all hours of the night:
an all-night restaurant.
Origin of all-night
1520-1530
First recorded in 1520-30
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  • "This is likely to be an all-night session," he said resignedly.

    The Leopard Woman Stewart Edward White
  • His all-night ride from Cherbourg had left him disheveled, unshaven and hungry.

    The Harbor Ernest Poole
  • That evening he held an all-night prayer-meeting for the conversion of Katherine and Pete.

    The Manxman Hall Caine
  • They were worn and weary with the all-night march, and were hungry and thirsty.

  • I was as hungry as a trooper by this time, after my all-night experience on the Chester.

    The Tory Maid Herbert Baird Stimpson

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