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  • adv. During the period after the legal hours of operation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. after the time appointed for one's regular labor.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. not during regular hours


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  • This Sunday evening, as I write, half a dozen men have gathered into the cook's camp and lounge around the fire in the easy, half-languid manner of people who are resting after hours spent in outdoor exercises.

    Janey Canuck in the West

  • Outside men, peekers dolin’ out lay bears to underage girls, trailer joints running after hours and patch money flowing like wine.”

    Time Was

  • Dr. Goldsboro had, on examination, discovered a chronic ailment, not likely, with care and treatment, to be dangerous to life, but forbidding active exertion or horse exercise, and warning him that a sudden jar or slip or fall on rugged ground would probably bring on acute inflammation, which might prove fatal after hours of suffering.

    Life of John Coleridge Patteson

  • One evening, after hours in the Capilano Canyon, we found ourselves on a melancholy little street of the Indian village at its foot.

    Canadian Cities of Romance

  • The selection of Pennsylvania’s two senators was taken at the end of September, when the Federalists in the Assembly convened after hours at Hassell’s Tavern, one of the watering holes across the street from the State House.

    Robert Morris

  • Special agents aren’t allowed in after hours unless they’re with an assistant special agent in charge; of course an ASAIC can come in anytime.

    A Bob Lee Swagger eBook Boxed Set

  • The Willamette number was another tape, informing me that it was after hours but that in case of emergency Mr. Cestare could be reached through a beeper code.

    Over the Edge

  • The result, after hours of steaming, had a heavy, puddinglike consistency that retained the shape of the basket after it was removed, and while not sweet, though the berries gave it a light fruit flavor, was deliciously rich.

    The Mammoth Hunters


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