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She checked on the children every hour.
He left about an hour ago.
After an hour of arguing, he agreed.
Why don't you get an hour's sleep?
I've been waiting for over an hour.
This dish takes about an hour to cook.
It takes nearly an hour to get there by bus.
I can be there in an hour.
My job is very flexible – I can fit my hours around my children.
She's putting in long hours at the library.
courses that take place outside school hours
You can call me at any hour of the day or night.
What are you doing out of bed at this hour (=so early or late)?
They usually hunt during the hours of darkness.
You get cars coming down here at all hours.
His finest hour came in 1982 when his movie Gandhi won eight Oscars.
We have lived through our country's darkest hour.
No one had helped him in his hour of need.
This is the American English definition of hour. View British English definition of hour.
getting smaller, weaker, or less important
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