the witching hour
- Midnight (with reference to the belief that witches are active and magic takes place at that time).With allusion to the witching time of night from Shakespeare's Hamlet ( iii. ii. 377)Example sentences
- 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.
- Maybe it was just because it was Halloween night, midnight, the witching hour upon us, and I was just projecting.
- 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.
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