all hours

plural noun

: a very late time
stayed up until all hours

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Crews have been working all hours to get riders to their destinations, clear facilities and tracks, and to remove stuck buses. oregonlive, 24 Feb. 2023 In recent years, that has meant posting all hours of the day, most days of the week. Ella Koeze, New York Times, 31 Jan. 2023 On the first day of the marathon, Cenat’s stream garnered 6.4 million unique viewers who watch 683 million minutes, while his channel has accounted for 2.5 percent of all hours watched globally on Twitch in the past two weeks, according to UTA. J. Clara Chan, The Hollywood Reporter, 16 Feb. 2023 At all hours, charter buses, minibuses, and vans pulled up to the sidewalk and unloaded passengers who joined a line of migrants waiting to get in. Mike Damiano,, 24 Dec. 2022 The Fair Labor Standards Act requires employers to accurately record and pay all hours of work and pay one and a half times an employee’s pay rate for hours in excess of 40 in a workweek. Dallas News, 18 Feb. 2022 The precise amounts of each ingredient combine to make a formula that keeps your metabolism going all hours, destroys fat, and boosts energy levels. Dallas News, 21 July 2022 Repairs are allowed at night, so engineers and mechanics typically stay up through all hours preparing for the following day. Michael Van Runkle, Robb Report, 22 Dec. 2022 The church is open all hours of the day and night to prayer by parish members, and there was one person parked at the church when the vandalism occurred. Annie Berman, Anchorage Daily News, 29 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1668, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of all hours was in 1668

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Cite this Entry

“All hours.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Mar. 2023.

Kids Definition

all hours

noun plural
: a very late time
stayed up until all hours
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