One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The hours of night, portrayed as a time when one cannot sleep.‘the long, silent watches of the night’
- ‘The psalms also encourage us to meditate on God's law in the watches of the night.’
- ‘If we should go into all that occupied our friend in the watches of the night we should have to mend our pen; but an instance or two may mark for us the vividness with which he could remember.’
- ‘In the watches of the night, the surface lure is well worth a try.’
- ‘My soul is satisfied as with a rich feast, and my mouth praises you with joyful lips when I think of you on my bed, and meditate on you in the watches of the night; for you have been my help, and in the shadow of your wings I sing for joy.’
- ‘Both the Bible and the ‘Boy Who Lived’ proved good company during the watches of the night.’
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