Dinner-hour in a sentence

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No explanation was offered or asked, but Emmeline, it being Saturday, said she would put the dinner-hour earlier, to suit her friend's convenience.
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It was almost the dinner-hour; and the young man, after arranging his toilet, immediately descended to the drawing-room, where his presence seemed to throw a wet blanket over the assembled circle.
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Nevertheless, the dinner-hour had struck several minutes before she descended; and the earl, as if not expecting her, was out on the garden path beside the river bank with Selina.
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The first three days she kept to her cabin except at the dinner-hour, when she ventured to the deck just outside and walked up and down for exercise.
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He was delayed in reaching the foreign quarter, and the dinner-hour was nearly over when he arrived at the cafe.
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One day during the dinner-hour, as he was occupied in admiring the contents of a strange suit-case, a voice accosted him over his shoulder, and he looked up to discover a face in the cabin window.
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I longed to be out and about; so, as it was now no more than half-past three o'clock, and two good hours of the glorious midsummer afternoon yet remained to me before the hotel dinner-hour, I took my hat, and went out along the quays and streets of this beautiful and ancient Norman city.
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They came for twenty minutes in the dinner-hour, delicate-faced comely creatures many of them, with their shawls over their heads: Dora prayed and sang with them, a soft tremulous passion in every word and gesture.
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He was not, of course, home at his usual dinner-hour.
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The confusion usually attending the dinner-hour should be out of sight; the hissing of buttered pans and the sound of rattling dishes we do not wish to hear; our sharpened appetites must not be dulled by spicy aromas that seem to settle on our tongues; we do not like, in summer weather, to be broiled in the same heat that roasts our beef; while, as for scents, wrath is cruel and anger is outrageous, but who is able to stand the smell of boiling cabbage?
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Further, his dinner-hour was cut short by the extra time needed for the journey to and fro, and he arrived late for tea; it may be said that he often arrived very late for tea; the whole machinery of the meal was disturbed.
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At length dinner-hour arrived; the lesson was called for, but Helen was unprepared.
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He called at the house on the beach after the dinner-hour, to see Mr. Van Diemen Smith, when there was literally a duel between him and Tinman; for Van Diemen's contribution to the table was champagne, and that had been drunk, but Tinman's sherry remained.
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It was the workmen's dinner-hour and no one was about.
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The town was very quiet, the streets almost deserted; for it was one o'clock, the universal dinner-hour, and all suspicion had been disarmed by the energetic protestations of the Duke.
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He arrived before the little Mansions at the dinner-hour.
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During the dinner-hour Tom had looked in the counting-house and saw the letters lying on the table untouched.
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He strolls about and about, to pass the time until the dinner-hour.
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He has another mile or so, to linger out before the dinner-hour; and, when he walks over the bridge and by the river, the woman's words are in the rising wind, in the angry sky, in the troubled water, in the flickering lights.
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Mr. Somershall not only made it a practice to sit long at dinner and sleep after it; he invariably lost his temper if the dinner-hour were delayed; and, being deaf as well as honest, he was capable of blurting out his mind in a fashion to confound either of these disingenuous courses.
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Examples of Dinner-hour

Example #1
Louise smiled pleasantly, and said how very kind it was of Mrs. Mumford.
Example #2
At luncheon, Louise made known that she would have to leave in the middle of dinner to catch a train.
Example #3
To make up for this, the General gave him the warmest welcome; only-as he had a short memory or little imagination-he found nothing better to say than to repeat the expressions of his letter, while squeezing his hand almost to the point of fracture. "The son of my old friend and companion-in-arms," he cried; and the words rang out in such a sonorous voice they seemed to impress even himself-for it was noticeable that after a remark, the General always seemed astonished, as if startled by the words that came out of his mouth-and that seemed suddenly to expand the compass of his ideas and the depth of his sentiments.
Example #4
The seignorial pile of the Chateau Campvallon soon appeared to him on a height, of which the sides were covered with magnificent woods, sloping down nearly to the plain, there spreading out widely.
Example #5
She beckoned from the step of the open French window.
Example #6
They drove up to their country house in time to dress leisurely for dinner.