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Synonyms for hour

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Daylight increased the day's travel to thirteen hours.
To make matters worse, this dangerous river travel could not be done in the dark, and their working day was reduced to the six hours of twilight.
Minutes--those minutes when she sent for him and he held her moist hand, that would squeeze his hand with extraordinary violence and then push it away--seemed to him hours, and hours seemed to him minutes.
On this day for several hours I used my pickaxe vigorously.
Buffalo Bill has been ambushed and badly shot this side of Clayton, and Thorndike the scout, too; Bill couldn't travel, but Thorndike could, and he brought the news, and Sergeant Wilkes and six men of Company B are gone, two hours ago, hotfoot, to get Bill.
Two hours and a quarter -- that is nothing; we are well mounted, are we not, Porthos?
The cause of the panic had been the attempt of a policeman to arrest a drunken man in a saloon next door, which had drawn a crowd at the hour the people were on their way to work, and so started the "run.
tomorrow morning is fixed for your leaving us, and not even the hour is left to your choice; the very carriage is ordered, and will be here at seven o'clock, and no servant will be offered you.
Before many hours elapsed it would be necessary to start on my journey to Cumberland.
As yet hath the hour of my final struggle not come to me--or doth it come to me perhaps just now?
They breakfasted then at two in the morning; the hour mattered little.
The professors assist them in the saving of their time by being promptly in their little boxed-up pulpits when the hours strike, and as promptly out again when the hour finishes.
Fogg, played whist by the hour together in absorbing silence.
It is strange how inanimate objects will twine themselves into our affections, especially in the hour of affliction.
And I have still the impression that, as hour followed hour since the falling of the wind, the nauseous swell in part subsided.