wee hours


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the wee hours (of the night/morning)

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

The early hours of the morning right after midnight: "post-disco electronic rhythms that propel clubgoers into the wee hours" (Jon Pareles).
See also: hour, wee
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Palghar (Maharashtra) [India], Mar 14 ( ANI ): A massive fire broke in a three-story residential building cum shopping complex in Kasa taluka area of Maharashtra's Palghar district in the wee hours of Wednesday.
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Filipino singer Annie Brazil, acknowledged as the country's own queen of jazz, suffered a stroke in the wee hours of Tuesday morning, according to her son Richard Merk.
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Chris Crain thought he'd be safe walking hand in hand with his boyfriend in gay-friendly Amsterdam in the wee hours of April 30.
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