time of day

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n time of day clock time "the hour is getting late"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In a day, kids in the U.S. that are between the ages of 2 - 8 spend 28 minutes of their time coloring
    • Time of day salutation appropriate to the times of the day, as “good morning,” “good evening,” and the like; greeting.
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Quotations

  • John Greenleaf Whittier
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    “O Time and change! -- with hair as gray as was my sire's that winter day, how strange it seems, with so much gone of life and love, to still live on!”
  • Halle Berry
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    “I spent a lot of time with a crown on my head. [On her beauty pageant days]”
  • Harold Lindsell
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    “Regardless of the day or the hour; whether in seeming good times or bad, the Christian lives in the world for the good of the world and for the sake of the world.”
  • Lillian Troll
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    “Always have some project underway an ongoing project that goes over from day to day and thus makes each day a small unit of time.”
  • Orlando A. Battista
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    “The best inheritance a parent can give his children is a few minutes of his time each day.”
  • John Donne
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    “Love, all alike, no season knows, nor clime, nor hours, days, months, which are the rags of time.”

Idioms

Not give the time of day - If you wouldn't give the time of day to someone, you dislike them so much that you would not even use common courtesy.
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Pass the time of day - If you pass the time of day with somebody, you stop and say hello, enquire how they are and other such acts of social politeness.
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Usage

In literature:

At the same time the attraction of secretly writing to her husband grew stronger, day by day.
"Casa Braccio, Volumes 1 and 2 (of 2)" by F. Marion Crawford
Dose: A teaspoonful in a wineglassful of water two or three times a day.
"The Ladies Book of Useful Information" by Anonymous
I remained at the hospital eight days, and was very sick the most of the time, and retain a distinct recollection of only a few things.
"The Story of a Common Soldier of Army Life in the Civil War, 1861-1865" by Leander Stillwell
But in spite of all their trouble, they had a good time that day.
"The Later Cave-Men" by Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
There was a blue wind of day time, starting sometimes six o'clock on a summer morning or eight o'clock on a winter morning.
"Rootabaga Stories" by Carl Sandburg
The feeding is all done not at the time of hunger, but at the time of day.
"The No Breakfast Plan and the Fasting-Cure" by Edward Hooker Dewey
For the day of the Lord is near: it shall be the time of the heathen.
"The Lost Ten Tribes, and 1882" by Joseph Wild
At the time of day when I crossed, the lines of carriers and baggage ponies were almost continuous.
"A Wayfarer in China" by Elizabeth Kendall
An' didn't he stay night time an' day time right by the blessed boy, till he's pullin' him out of dangeh of death's wing?
"Winning the Wilderness" by Margaret Hill McCarter
It was a glorious day, November 24: a fresh breeze, tempered as it so seldom is in England at that time of year.
"In the Tail of the Peacock" by Isabel Savory
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In poetry:

So that Time to Love may say,
“Wherefore weep?
Sweet is sleep at close of day!
Death is sleep.”
"James Lionel Michael" by Henry Kendall
And armed for Time their high array?
Dream ye Infinity was bent
Upon a whim, a drama spent
Within an instant of His day?
"The Testimony of the Suns" by George Sterling
His ears are ringing all day long
As though he has been drinking.
And why is it that all the time
Of waves he keeps on thinking?
"Parting" by Boris Pasternak
How long, dear Saviour, O! how long!
Shall this bright hour delay?
Fly-swift around ye wheels of time,
And bring the welcome day.
"Hymn 10" by Noah Calwell W Cannon
One bitter time of mourning, I remember,
When day, and night, my sad heart did complain,
My life, I said, was one cold, bleak December,
And all its pleasures, were but whited pain.
"Blind Sorrow" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
My days of youth and health are o'er,
My early friends are dead and gone, And there are times it tries me sore
To think I'm left on earth alone.
But then faith whispers—"'Tis not so; He will not leave, nor let thee go."
"I Weep, But Not Rebellious Tears" by Caroline Anne Bowles Southey

In news:

At any given time of day you can catch students from all over the world walking the campus of Thomas University.
My favorite time of the day.
Whether it's shooting hoops or spiking a volleyball, gym class is most student athletes' favorite time of the day.
The latter took to Twitter when the former apparently didn't give him the time of day during a chance meeting in a hotel lobby.
Three times a day, at the company's San Francisco factory, Reynoso expertly jumps on a mattress as part of the process in which they achieve their firmness.
To this day, childhood memories of just such a resort and all the first-time experiences that became mine are among my most happiest of days.
The day is the last of special dates of the past 12 years, and is the final time the day, month and year will be the same number until Jan 1, 2101.
"This time of year I mail two to three packages a day," said Miller.
As we mentioned earlier, there is also discussion about cutting down the number of medics working overnight that would be during this time of day.
But for others, those who remember the true meaning of the day, it's a time of remembrance, a time to honor the sacrifice of many.
The Best Time Of Day To Exercise.
Like most of you, I'm spending some time these days watching the Olympics.
A new survey of 18-25 year olds found that 1 in 9 admit to checking Facebook over 20 times a day.
SPOKANE--Miranda Brashers was just a young girl inside the Zip Trip at the time of Otto Zehm's death, but she remembers the whole thing and it still affects her to this day.
Pranks are usually played on a certain day April 1st, but try what this man Jimmy Kimmel did on the best time of the year.
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In science:

Long confinement times (days), increased plasma densities and brightness enhancement are achieved with the rotating electric field technique at temperatures of order 1 meV (≈ 10 K).
Intense Source of Slow Positrons
According to our present picture of the world at macro-scales, the Universe results from a cosmic ”explosion”, our planet is lost in a huge emptiness, around a star that will certainly collapse one day and it could be that physical constants themselves are not constant throughout time.
Experimental proposal for testing the Emergence of Environment Induced (EIN) Classical Selection rules with Biological Systems
This is natural in the existing models of modi fied gravity that aim to explain the late-time a cceleration, where departures from GR occur at around the present day horizon scales.
Cosmological Measurements with Forthcoming Radio Continuum Surveys
Clear amplitude changes are observed over time scales of days.
The unusually large population of Blazhko variables in the globular cluster NGC 5024 (M53)
We follow the evolution with time steps of 2 days, starting at t = 4 days.
Radiation Energy-Balance Method for Calculating the Time Evolution of Type Ia Supernovae During the Post-Explosion Phase
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