Time in a sentence

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Definition of Time

  • Duration, considered independently of any system of measurement or any employment of terms which designate limited portions thereof.
  • A particular period or part of duration, whether past, present, or future; a point or portion of duration; as, the time was, or has been; the time is, or will be.
  • The period at which any definite event occurred, or person lived; age; period; era; as, the Spanish Armada was destroyed in the time of Queen Elizabeth; -- often in the plural; as, ancient times; modern times.
  • The duration of one's life; the hours and days which a person has at his disposal.
  • A proper time; a season; an opportunity.
  • Hour of travail, delivery, or parturition.
  • Performance or occurrence of an action or event, considered with reference to repetition; addition of a number to itself; repetition; as, to double cloth four times; four times four, or sixteen.
  • The present life; existence in this world as contrasted with immortal life; definite, as contrasted with infinite, duration.
  • Tense.
  • The measured duration of sounds; measure; tempo; rate of movement; rhythmical division; as, common or triple time; the musician keeps good time.
  • To appoint the time for; to bring, begin, or perform at the proper season or time; as, he timed his appearance rightly.
  • To regulate as to time; to accompany, or agree with, in time of movement.
  • To ascertain or record the time, duration, or rate of; as, to time the speed of horses, or hours for workmen.
  • To measure, as in music or harmony.
  • To keep or beat time; to proceed or move in time.
  • the continuum of experience in which events pass from the future through the present to the past
  • rhythm as given by division into parts of equal duration
  • a person's experience on a particular occasion
  • an instance or single occasion for some event
  • an indefinite period (usually marked by specific attributes or activities)
  • a reading of a point in time as given by a clock
  • the fourth coordinate that is required (along with three spatial dimensions) to specify a physical event
  • the period of time a prisoner is imprisoned
  • a suitable moment
  • a period of time considered as a resource under your control and sufficient to accomplish something
  • adjust so that a force is applied and an action occurs at the desired time
  • regulate or set the time of
  • measure the time or duration of an event or action or the person who performs an action in a certain period of time
  • assign a time for an activity or event
  • set the speed, duration, or execution of

How to use time in a sentence. Time pronunciation.

Thee didst frighten all who knew thee with thy doings that mad midsummer time.
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I feel Soolsby here at times so sharply that it would seem he came again and was in this room, though he is dead and gone.
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But all the time the bright, unclouded sun looked down on a smiling land, and in Cairo streets the din of the hammers, the voices of the boys driving heavily laden donkeys, the call of the camel-drivers leading their caravans into the great squares, the clang of the brasses of the sherbet-sellers, the song of the vendor of sweetmeats, the drone of the merchant praising his wares, went on amid scenes of wealth and luxury, and the city glowed with colour and gleamed with light.
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David knew that he ran risks, that his confidence invited the occasional madness of a fanatical mind, which makes murder of the infidel a passport to heaven; but as a man he took his chances, and as a Christian he believed he would suffer no mortal hurt till his appointed time.
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I went to Mexico a conquistador, I left it a child of time, who had learned to smile; and I left some millions behind me, too.
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By the time David had reached the group, the Prince Pasha was ready to receive him.
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It made Achmet Pasha sit up aghast, and Nahoum Pasha, the astute Armenian, for a long time past the confidant and favourite of the Prince Pasha, laugh in his throat; for, if there was a man in Egypt who enjoyed the thrust of a word or the bite of a phrase, it was Nahoum.
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At Nahoum's words the dusky brown of Achmet's face turned as black as the sudden dilation of the pupil of an eye deepens its hue, and he said with a guttural accent: "Every man hath a time to die.
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For a long time there was silence.
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Three times he tapped in the same way.
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Is it the time, while yet the singers are beneath the windows, to assail the bride?
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There were things to be said for the first and last time and then be buried for ever.
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For the first time in his life he had a shrinking from the light, and from the sun which he had loved like a Persian, had, in a sense, unconsciously worshipped.
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I pray that I may not hate them less as time goes on.
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Do you realise how many times others have been trapped by him as was I?
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I know that I should do the same, yes, even a hundred times.
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Stands on her own feet every time.
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And all grows dim with time.
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The time is at hand," answered Harrik, glowering at the two.
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For a long time he chanted.
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Examples of Time

Example #1
The tavern, the theatre, the cross-roads, and the cockpit-was ever such a day!
Example #2
They gave thee sour bread to eat ere thy going, but yet thee didst grind the flour for the baking.
Example #3
I ask him how it came he lived here alone; how it came that he made chairs, he, with brains enough to build great houses or great bridges; how it was that drink and he were such friends; and how he, a Catholic, lived here among us Quakers, so singular, uncompanionable, and severe.
Example #4
The walls which have felt their look and their breath, the floor which has taken their footsteps, the chairs in which they have sat, have something of their presence.
Example #5
Dark faces grinned over the steaming pot at the door of the cafes, idlers on the benches smoked hasheesh, female street-dancers bared their faces shamelessly to the men, and indolent musicians beat on their tiny drums, and sang the song of "O Seyyid," or of "Antar"; and the reciter gave his sing-song tale from a bench above his fellows.
Example #6
The fellah gave labour and taxes and backsheesh and life to the State, and the long line of tyrants above him, under the sting of the kourbash; the high officials gave backsheesh to the Prince Pasha, or to his Mouffetish, or to his Chief Eunuch, or to his barber, or to some slave who had his ear.