all hours

plural noun

Definition of all hours

: a very late time stayed up until all hours

Examples of all hours in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The surge has kept Escamilla and her co-workers busy during all hours of their shifts. Marissa Evans, Los Angeles Times, 23 Sep. 2021 Teenagers are still loitering outside all hours of the night. Briana Rice, The Enquirer, 16 Sep. 2021 Additionally, YouTube is less saturated with live-streamers than Twitch, where the top 1,000 broadcasters account for more than half of all hours watched — leaving a relatively small audience for which millions of other streamers compete. Washington Post, 14 Sep. 2021 The crisis hotline for the Dallas Area Rape Crisis Center is open all hours of the day, every day of the week. Julia Zorthian, Time, 5 Sep. 2021 The roadway will be closed all hours and days to through motor vehicle travel for several months. oregonlive, 26 Aug. 2021 Musicians were encouraged to pop in this black hole of a place and jam all hours of the night. J.d. Crowe |, al, 4 Aug. 2021 Three men at the big front desk, guests coming and going all hours. . . . Colson Whitehead, The New Yorker, 19 July 2021 Police extended the crisis teams’ coverage to all hours of the week after a 2018 report from the Council for State Governments found that insufficient staffing, a lack of coordination and a lack of oversight hindered police crisis responses. Taylor Deville,, 8 July 2021

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First Known Use of all hours

1668, in the meaning defined above

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2 Oct 2021

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“All hours.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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