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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.
Contemporary Examples

Moritz Erhardt had just worked three all-night shifts at the office, according to unconfirmed reports on social media.
Tell Us Your Worst Internship Stories The Daily Beast August 21, 2013

With all-night partying and shopping out of the way, keep your eyes peeled for the budding museum scene.
Gal With a Suitcase Jolie Hunt June 17, 2010

His used to steal beer and break into empty properties for all-night drinking parties.
10 Revelations About Robert Redford The Daily Beast May 7, 2011

Near the town of Marks, Leon spotted an all-night convenience store.
John Grisham’s First Short Story: Part Two John Grisham October 25, 2009

The party scene grew and grew, and many a morning session was attended by bleary-eyed veterans of all-night binges.
Davos World Economic Forum’s Glum Kickoff Christopher Dickey January 23, 2012

Historical Examples

From Stamford I reached Cooperstown after an all-night ride by stage.
Our Friend John Burroughs Clara Barrus

His all-night ride from Cherbourg had left him disheveled, unshaven and hungry.
The Harbor Ernest Poole

Presently he lifted the telephone receiver and ordered a taxicab from the all-night rank in Trafalgar Square.
The Grell Mystery Frank Froest

“Guess I’ve bitten off an all-night job,” thought he, disconsolately.
Jim Spurling, Fisherman Albert Walter Tolman

Full clear blue eyes, healthy and untired as a child’s fresh from an all-night’s drowse, they looked and looked.
The Right of Way, Complete Gilbert Parker


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