all hours

plural noun

Definition of all hours 

: a very late time stayed up until all hours

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The memorial will open at 9 a.m. July 5 and be available for viewing all hours of the day and night until July 9 at noon at Mark Coronado Park, 15960 N. Bullard Ave. Jen Fifield, azcentral, "For Vietnam veteran, traveling memorial in Surprise brings memories he can't forget," 30 June 2018 Inmates are supposed to wear the bracelets during all hours of the day, including when taking a shower, and should not be able to remove them, Hopkins said. Kristine Phillips, Washington Post, "He was charged with attempted murder. Jail officials mistakenly released him.," 11 June 2018 Smith told the website the commission didn't expand its provisions for pedestrians and cyclists to all hours of the day in part to make the rules politically palatable. Andrew Theen, OregonLive.com, "You may soon bike or walk through Portland drive-thrus -- sometimes," 30 May 2018 Crews worked all hours of the day in rotating shifts. Jessica Peralta, latimes.com, "Knott’s Berry Farm opens first dive coaster in California," 24 May 2018 In the living room of my dorm suite, on its tacky glass TV stand, my purchase took up a majority of the space and glowed during all hours of the day. Amanda Mull, Glamour, "The Cure For a Crushing Breakup? A Ridiculously-Sized TV," 9 May 2018 The streets of Beijing are clogged with L.A.-style gridlock all hours of the day. Bradley Berman, Popular Mechanics, "China Is the Automotive Alternate Universe," 4 May 2018 Aimco also makes its community managers and leasing staff more present with residents, de-emphasizing concierge services (Dranoff made them available all hours of the day) and offering self-service products such as a 24-hour package locker system. Juliana Feliciano Reyes, Philly.com, "Residents rally to get laid-off workers new jobs amid sale of Dranoff apartments," 3 May 2018 The federal Fair Labor Standards Act and state minimum wage laws require that employers pay employees for all hours worked. Anchorage Daily News, "Deducting an employee’s theft from her paycheck; Also, some guidelines for work texts," 16 Apr. 2018

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1668, in the meaning defined above

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