the wee hours (of the night/morning)

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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).
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Backed by over 1,000 quick service restaurant-partners operating around the clock in Metro Manila and Cebu, de la Vega pointed out that GrabFood can deliver the food requirements of families during breakfast, lunch, dinner or even during the wee hours of the morning.
The criminals milk cows in the wee hours of the morning before the farmers wake up.
However, the following day in the wee hours of the morning her relatives were called by a Good Samaritan and informed that she been involved in an accident.
Algerians celebrated well into the wee hours of the morning nationwide after the "Desert Warriors" made it to the Cairo-hosted AFCON finals on Sunday with a resounding 2-1 victory over three-time winners Nigeria.
Duterte said Arroyo, whom he said was 'hard to deal with,' used to call him 'in the wee hours of the morning just to listen to me and to seek my advice.'
It was a feat indeed for it took the might of three women to wrestle a 10-metre-long python which they finally captured at a chicken coop in Kampung Jelutong, near Padang Terap in the wee hours of the morning.
The General Director of the Islamic Awqaf and al-Aqsa Affairs, Sheikh Azzam Al-Khatib, told Petra's reporter in Ramallah that today's raid was carried out by over 320 extremist settlers, who broke into the Muslim shrine in the wee hours of the morning, entering from the Al-Magharbeh gate.
A similar case happened not quite long when a traveler ran into a cow that slept on the road in the wee hours of the morning causing serious accidents and damage.
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Aquino suspects the group conducted the operation in the wee hours of the morning to evade the Philippine Coast Guard and the Philippine National Police Maritime Group.
The crackdown, which started in the wee hours of the morning, was too much for the local police to handle and the local commandant had requested the People's Liberation Army to assist in quelling the subsequent riots.
There were long queues outside out express centres since the wee hours of the morning and not everyone was able to get tickets,' said the statement.
146, Espinosa considered that "unregulated dispensation of liquor and other intoxicating drinks even during wee hours of the morning and even daytime result in improper and harmful conduct and behavior of consumers."
Summary: California [U.S.A], November 22 (ANI): Despite his Los Angeles Clippers' embarrassing defeat against the New York Knicks, American basketball star Blake Griffin did not let the loss affect him and reportedly partied into the wee hours of the morning with Kendall Jenner.