in the dead of night

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in the dead of night

during the middle of the night The fire broke out in the dead of night.
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in the dead of night/winter

in the middle of the night or in the middle of winter The fire broke out in the dead of night.
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It was nobody's fault-- that was the way of it; and thousands of men and women were turned out in the dead of winter, to live upon their savings if they had any, and otherwise to die.
Eighteen months later--that is to say, on the 15th of February, 1837--he sold the sulky and bought a saddle--said horseback-riding was what the doctor had always recommended HIM to take, and dog'd if he wanted to risk HIS neck going over those mountain roads on wheels in the dead of winter, not if he knew himself.
Under every species of discouragement, they undertook the voyage; they performed it in spite of numerous and almost insuperable obstacles; they arrived upon a wilderness bound with frost and hoary with snow, without the boundaries of their charter, outcasts from all human society, and coasted five weeks together, in the dead of winter, on this tempestuous shore, exposed at once to the fury of the elements, to the arrows of the native savage, and to the impending horrors of famine.
So even in the dead of winter make a healthy habit of using sunscreen on your hands and face, wear a hat with a brim, and use sunglasses.
This seaport in the dead of winter is as close as you can get to the 15th century without a time machine.
The fact that summer is in full swing in Australia while we mull about in the dead of winter here, is yet more incentive to head to Oz now.
His idea of a perfect getaway is retreating for a week to his small cottage in the west of Ireland in the dead of winter.
It may seem goofy to run a race in the dead of winter, but in Minnesota you can't wait until it warms up to enjoy the outdoors or you'll be housebound from November to May