long hours


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long hours

A period of time doing something, especially work, that is longer than is usual or customary. I'll be working long hours in the restaurant the lead up to Christmas, but the tips and pay checks will be worth it.
See also: hour, long

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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Her mind became in- tensely active and when, weary from the long hours of standing behind the counter in the store, she went home and crawled into bed, she could not sleep.
All sewing was done by hand, so when the ladies of a great household gathered to their handiwork, it was no unusual thing for one among them to lighten the long hours with tales read or told.
Against his fire, banked from outer cold by a shelter-wall of spruce-boughs, he crouched long hours in sleep and long hours in waking.
She wondered still more if her sister really guessed the hard truth, and what thoughts were passing through her mind during the long hours when she lay on the warm rocks with her head in Jo's lap, while the winds blew healthfully over her and the sea made music at her feet.
The little one, accustomed to be left to itself for long hours without notice from its mother, squatted down on the sack, and spread its tiny hands towards the blaze, in perfect contentment, gurgling and making many inarticulate communications to the cheerful fire, like a new-hatched gosling beginning to find itself comfortable.
What were a few long hours added to the hardships of some over-taxed brutes when weighed against the peril of those human souls?
It was Trent himself who kept watch through that last long hour of moonlit darkness till the wan morning broke.
It may be noted that last week, the city's residents continued facing long hours of load shedding amid scorching heat.
PEOPLE working long hours are almost a third more likely to have a stroke, a study has found.
people who work long hours have an increased risk of stroke, especially if they work those hours for 10 years or more, finds a recent study.
Working long hours is linked to an increased risk of stroke, researchers say.
People are continuously suffering from long hours of load-shedding.
A Consultant Physiotherapist, Mr Vincent Soetan, has Nigerians to sit upright during long hours in traffic to avoid neck and back pains.
BADIN -- Unannounced and long hours power outages in Badin and adjoining areas has suffered thousands of citizens of Badin.
"Arthur Conan Doyle said, 'There is nothing more deceptive than obvious fact.' The recent observation In this highly quoted paper that women who worked long hours had a higher risk of diabetes states an obvious fact that long hours with little sleep are bad for one's health, This observation is deceptive by linking these long work hours to the epidemic disease of diabetes, This paper suggests that women need to slow down, delegate, and take care of their own health and wellbeing, With the increased national attention on workplace burnout, perhaps the observation of significant health risks forsuper women' will encourage women, as well as men, to be more aware of the need for shared responsibilities at work and home to promote better health for all."