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at an ungodly hour

Very early in the morning or very late at night. This phrase usually indicates the speaker's exasperation. Other determiners, such as "this" or "some," can be used in place of "an." Who is calling at this ungodly hour? The sun isn't even up yet! Only your sister would come to our house at an ungodly hour like this. Doesn't she realize that we were sleeping?
See also: hour, ungodly

at an unearthly hour

Very early in the morning or very late at night. This phrase usually indicates the speaker's exasperation. Other determiners, such as "this" or "some," can be used in place of "an." Who is calling at this unearthly hour? The sun isn't even up yet! Only your sister would come to our house at an unearthly hour like this. Doesn't she realize that we were sleeping?
See also: hour, unearthly

at an unˌearthly/unˌgodly ˈhour

(informal) very early or very late, especially when this is annoying: The job involved getting up at some unearthly hour to catch the first train.I heard him come home at some ungodly hour again last night.
See also: hour, unearthly, ungodly

unearthly

mod. weird; terrible. There was an unearthly smell coming out of the kitchen.
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Kentucky State Police Trooper Shaun Little reportedly said that he had received at least five phone calls regarding the sightings of the unearthly object.
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If anything, it is most off-putting, to be disturbed at the weekend at an unearthly hour
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In the sky, above the place of the apparitions, they observed for nearly two hours an extraordinary brilliance of unearthly origin.
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