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An occasion when someone goes to bed before the usual time.‘I think I'll have an early night’
- ‘Anyway it was an early night and a fairly comfortable sleep.’
- ‘I'm going to try and get an early night so I don't oversleep tomorrow.’
- ‘We had a quick dip in the pool, grabbed some food, had a few glasses of wine watching the stars and then turned in for an early night.’
- ‘I was going to have an early night but just before we retired Linda switched the kitchen light on and blew the lighting fuse.’
- ‘After an early night, the boys will have a light work-out before travelling to Twickenham on Sunday in time to soak up the atmosphere of the first game.’
- ‘Most ministers would have had an early night; Lenihan was still up at 4am.’
- ‘I must get a bite to eat, a pint, and an early night.’
- ‘Monday it gets a little worse but I shrug it off, have an early dinner and an early night.’
- ‘About once a month I have an early night - ten or eleven p.m. - and it's always a deliriously wonderful experience.’
- ‘Right, I'm just about unpacked now, so it's an early night for me, after which I'll only have to write the odd 4,000 words tomorrow to get back on track.’
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