long hours

plural noun

: many hours at a time
She is used to working long hours.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web There were very few protections in place for workers, so many men, women, and children worked long hours, doing excruciating labor, causing many to die. Kate Franke, Woman's Day, 25 Apr. 2023 For 12 long hours, amateur sleuths, social media users, and some in the media wrongly proclaimed Sunil was a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing. Elizabeth Koh, BostonGlobe.com, 12 Apr. 2023 The charging documents allege that the pair withheld wages from the victims to pay off smuggling debts, forced them to work long hours performing difficult manual labor, and subjected the victims to threats of serious physical and emotional harm. Kerry Breen, CBS News, 6 Apr. 2023 The construction industry is a high-pressure environment with long hours. Men's Health, 6 Apr. 2023 What to Consider: A lack of arch support and tight netting means spending long hours walking in these could lead to some foot pain. Christopher Friedmann, Travel + Leisure, 5 Apr. 2023 Fasting for long hours—while being mindful of practicing good habits—can be a daunting time for many mothers. Zainab Khan, ELLE, 4 Apr. 2023 Captains piloting wide-body planes, larger aircraft that typically fly long hours nonstop, would make $590,000 at the top of the scale, or $170,000 more than the current salary. Alexandra Skores, Dallas News, 4 Apr. 2023 Chu’s father put in long hours at a Chinese restaurant in Watts. Anh Do, Los Angeles Times, 2 Apr. 2023 See More

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“Long hours.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/long%20hours. Accessed 2 Jun. 2023.

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