all-night

[awl-nahyt]
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

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