Definitions

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  • adv. all the time; round the clock; unceasingly
  • adj. Alternative form of night and day.

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Examples

  • I am come to that stage of my pilgrimage that is within sight of the River of Death, and I feel that now I must have all in readiness day and night for the messenger of the King.

    The Life of Harriet Beecher Stowe

  • CleverSquirrel says day and night will be equal soon, and the day after that will be her birthday.

    Burning Tower

  • Now speak we of the Fair Maiden of Astolat that made such sorrow day and night that she never slept, ate, nor drank, and ever she made her complaint unto Sir Launcelot.

    Le Morte Darthur: Sir Thomas Malory's Book of King Arthur and of his Noble Knights of the Round Table, Volume 2

  • The Bureau of Standards radio section suggested using radio frequencies that were capable of reaching radio receivers operating in the open ocean waters of the North Pacific at various hours of the day and night during that time frame.

    DAY OF DECEIT

  • But the Fruit-Elves, fearing lest the Evil One should one day steal the vine again, watch day and night over their favorite.

    Good Stories for Great Holidays

  • Winter and summer, day and night, our lives are governed by cycles, just as Darwin said – and Genesis before him: ‘While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.’

    THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH

  • So, with no time to waste, he marched his men from Pellium day and night with little rest along the impossible mountain trails of central Greece until at last they emerged onto the plains of western Thessaly.

    Alexander the Great

  • By now he had stared at the window all through a late summer so hot and wet that the air both day and night felt like breathing through a dishrag, so damp it caused fresh sheets to sour under him and tiny black mushrooms to grow overnight from the limp pages of the book on his bedside table.

    Cold Mountain

  • There were two great clinker fires, which were kept burning day and night the year through.

    Down and Out in Paris and London

  • She had been spending all hours of the day and night hovering around her damaged boyfriend, Kyle Chutsky, who had lost one or two minor limbs in his recent encounter with a deranged freelance surgeon who specialized in turning human beings into squealing potatoes — the same villain who had artfully trimmed away so many unnecessary parts from Sergeant Doakes.

    Dexter in the Dark

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