Hester—small, animated, highly rouged—opened the ball, and danced until the small hours “with astonishing elasticity.”
Although we arrived hours late, she was gracious enough to do the interview in the small hours of the morning.
Just this sudden waking in the small hours, these words given as though in revelation.
Thus did that remarkable family spend the small hours of that morning, while their home was being burned to ashes.
They will be only turning us out in the small hours, to go home and face insomnia.
This is the story that Richard Temple told to his friend in the small hours of that night's morning.
Who had come to that deserted wing of the inn in the small hours, and on what business?
It is likely that towards the small hours of the morning I now and again snatched a few minutes of sleep.
I was awakened in the small hours by the rattle of the winch.
Then the uncanny noises that make all old houses ghostly during the small hours began to make themselves heard.