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[awl-nahyt] /ˈɔlˌnaɪt/
taking up, extending through, or occurring continually during an entire night; nightlong:
an all-night vigil.
open all night, as for business; providing services, accommodations, etc., at all hours of the night:
an all-night restaurant.
Origin of all-night
1520-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Now they are advised to serve as chaperones at all-night graduation parties.
  • There is all-night music and dancing in the streets.
  • Twenty-somethings jet in on low-cost airlines for the all-night club scene.
  • He cut a dashing figure in his fatigues and red beret, and peasants at all-night rallies found his oratory entrancing.
  • Students drink them to help pull all-night study sessions.
  • The festival turned out to be an all-night event, with a number of enticements.
  • He then developed a shower gel and expanded into a small factory, where he lived and threw all-night raves to help pay the rent.

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