waking hour/moment


: the time that a person is awake
I spent every waking hour/moment thinking about how to fix the problem.

Examples of waking hour/moment in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Their phones are pinging constantly—one study found that the typical adolescent now gets 237 notifications a day, roughly 15 every waking hour. Jonathan Haidt, The Atlantic, 13 Mar. 2024 Getting The Clicks The rapid evolution of social media has contributed to a greater fascination with the lives of celebrities, as many often share their every waking moment with their followers. Naveen Jaggi, Forbes, 23 Feb. 2024 See, most trolls are like Poppy, psychotically happy, boundlessly optimistic airheads who spend their every waking hour hugging, singing, laughing, and tripping the light fantastic under a really big groovy disco ball. Miami Staff, Miami Herald, 30 Jan. 2024 The idea that peace and ever-elusive paternal love was always one piledriver away was a philosophy that fueled Kevin’s every waking moment. David Fear, Rolling Stone, 20 Dec. 2023 Nights are filled with the buzzing of drones, the thump of tank fire, the crash of airstrikes – the sounds of uncertainty woven into every waking moment. Mark Sappenfield, The Christian Science Monitor, 21 Nov. 2023 Lau is a neuroscientist who studies the sense of awareness that all of us experience during our every waking moment. Ross Andersen, The Atlantic, 29 Sep. 2023 Photograph: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images Jordi Van Den Bussche used to devote every waking hour to building his presence on social media. WIRED, 2 Aug. 2023 But even a knight needs his sleep, especially if he’s been spending every waking hour shooting a Marvel series. Kathryn Shattuck, New York Times, 20 May 2023

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“Waking hour/moment.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/waking%20hour%2Fmoment. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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