long hours


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long hours

A longer than usual or customary period of time for a given activity: worked long hours to finish the project on time.
See also: hour, long
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In her bed, during the long hours alone, the little fears that had visited her had become giants.
During the long hours of darkness they caught but fitful snatches of sleep, for the night noises of a great jungle teeming with myriad animal life kept their overwrought nerves on edge, so that a hundred times they were startled to wakefulness by piercing screams, or the stealthy moving of great bodies beneath them.
That's the way these young idlers employ their long hours.
For long hours I did mightily wish she would speak.
It made no difference to Martin that the daily walk to and from the district school was long, and left no spare time; it made no difference that the long hours at his lessons left the boy longing for play--always there was the herd, twice a day, cows and cows without end.
On the other nights, lying late under the breadfruit tree, Bassett spent long hours watching the slow setting of the western stars beyond the black wall of jungle where it had been thrust back by the clearing for the village.
The days slipped into days, nights and twilight's alternating, cold snaps gave way to snow-falls, and cold snaps came on again, and all the while, through the long hours, the miles piled up behind them.
It was Trent himself who kept watch through that last long hour of moonlit darkness till the wan morning broke.
For a long hour she lay wondering what fate had overtaken the vessel and whither she had been driven, and then, with a gentle grinding sound, the ship stopped, swung around, and finally came to rest with a slight list to starboard.
The residents of Sadda, Bagan, Alizai, Pir Qayum and other surrounding areas of Kurram Agency staged a protest against the long hours electricity load shedding.
Also in terms of organisational type those working in the private sector work significantly longer than public sector workers while the smaller a business is the more likely employees are to work long hours.
Of the parents we interviewed, all but two of those working long hours attributed their hours in part to their workload or the requirements of their job.
those who never received overtime pay or TOIL for working extra hours) were more likely to agree (72 per cent) that working long hours was 'taken for granted in this organisation' than were employees who always received overtime pay or TOIL (of whom 50 per cent agreed).
Border Vocational Education Committee councillor Andy O'Brien said that Third Level students were forced to work long hours in pubs and restaurants to raise cash to pay for accommodation while at college.
But Graham, like the sculptor, worked long hours and thought and worded over different choices and options before finding the way to go.