the early hours (of the night/morning)

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the early hours (of the night/morning)

The very early hours after midnight. I was studying for the exam until the early hours of the morning, and now I can barely keep my eyes open! We all danced until the early hours of the night. I love the early hours, when few are awake and one can be alone with one's thoughts.
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the ˈsmall/ˈearly hours

(also the wee (small) ˈhours) the period of time very early in the morning, soon after midnight: He died in the early hours of Saturday morning.We stayed up talking into the small hours.
See also: early, hour, small
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They were grouped round the bier in the early hours of the morning, when, to their inexpressible fear and astonishment, the door was flung open, and a savage-looking, weather-beaten man in tattered garments strode into the room.
The inspector was himself dependent, as he explained to us, upon a scribbled account forwarded to him by the milk train in the early hours of the morning. White Mason, the local officer, was a personal friend, and hence MacDonald had been notified much more promptly than is usual at Scotland Yard when provincials need their assistance.
It was unlikely that she would dare to say that she had not been to Baskerville Hall if she really had been, for a trap would be necessary to take her there, and could not have returned to Coombe Tracey until the early hours of the morning. Such an excursion could not be kept secret.
A moment later they swarmed about his head as he ran for the apartment in which he had spent the early hours of the morning after his arrival.
Ever since the early hours of the morning, John had been hard at work, sending telegrams--one of the first had gone to Evelyn Howard--writing notices for the papers, and generally occupying himself with the melancholy duties that a death entails.
"You see, Watson," he explained in the early hours of the morning as we sat over a glass of whisky and soda in Baker Street, "it was perfectly obvious from the first that the only possible object of this rather fantastic business of the advertisement of the League, and the copying of the 'Encyclopaedia,' must be to get this not over-bright pawnbroker out of the way for a number of hours every day.
A police incident that occurred in the early hours of the morning has seen officers block access to CamdenHigh Street.
Police are hunting a pervert who exposed himself to a woman near Old Stirling Bridge in the early hours of the morning.
UK rapper Cadet was killed in a car crash on his way to a gig in the early hours of the morning.
'Misty' and 'Flame' provided the music for the evening and the dance went on till the early hours of the morning.
POLICE have launched an investigation after a man was knifed outside a pub in the early hours of the morning.
Meanwhile, the mum has tried to silence speculation that her relationship to Kris Boyson is on the rocks after it was reported he had gone 'ballistic' after pictures emerged of Katie exiting an Essex pub with another man in the early hours of the morning earlier this week.
In July, the body of a 19-year-old man was pulled from a pool in Sant Josep in the early hours of the morning.
THREE police officers were allegedly bitten and kicked outside a McDonald's restaurant in the early hours of the morning.
ISLAMABAD -- A second-floor office in the ministry of law building where important documents burnt to ashes as fire swept through on Tuesday in the early hours of the morning, according to police officials.
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