One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Midnight (with reference to the belief that witches are active and magic takes place at that time).
- ‘Maybe it was just because it was Halloween night, midnight, the witching hour upon us, and I was just projecting.’
- ‘It's just over four hours now until the witching hour.’
- ‘As the clock-hands sweep into the witching hour, on October 30, a new season of gab and glitter will open at the Varscona Theatre.’
- ‘A thousand children were packed into stands on the Castle Esplanade to be entertained by fire-eaters, torch throwers and jugglers as the witching hour - midnight - approached.’
- ‘If they arrive before the witching hour, women pay only NT $200.’
- ‘Despite their moniker, all Midnight Madness films screen twice, once at the witching hour and once during the day or early evening.’
- ‘We may not know the outcome until well past midnight on the East Coast, but sometime in the witching hour, we shall receive the final tally.’
- ‘A spell was cast over Croydon as hundreds of Harry Potter fans waited for the witching hour to get their hands on the latest instalment of the child wizard's adventures.’
- ‘In the baronial study, the girl, her lover, the cop and a few businessmen all wait for the witching hour.’
- ‘It was the hour between light and dark; the witching hour.’
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