in time

Definitions

  • the Staff of a Government Officer in The Time Of The Memphite Dynasties
    the Staff of a Government Officer in The Time Of The Memphite Dynasties
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv in time within an indefinite time or at an unspecified future time "he longed for the flowers that were yet to show themselves","sooner or later you will have to face the facts","in time they came to accept the harsh reality"
    • adv in time without being tardy "we made it to the party in time"
    • n in time in the correct rhythm "the dancers moved in time with the music"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Map of Nubia in the Time Of The Memphite Empire Map of Nubia in the Time Of The Memphite Empire
First time in two weeks First time in two weeks
There'll Be a Hot Time in the Old Town To-night 279 There'll Be a Hot Time in the Old Town To-night 279
Restoration House, Rochester, as it appeared in Dickens's time Restoration House, Rochester, as it appeared in Dickens's time
ABBEY of LAACH in the Olden Time ABBEY of LAACH in the Olden Time
BY GRACIOUS, I'M JUST IN TIME, FOR ONCE BY GRACIOUS, I'M JUST IN TIME, FOR ONCE
THE THAMES ESTUARY IN WAR-TIME THE THAMES ESTUARY IN WAR-TIME
A stitch in time saves nine A stitch in time saves nine

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: On average, an American relocates 11 times in their life
    • In time In good season; sufficiently early; as, he arrived in time to see the exhibition.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In a lifetime, an average man will shave 20,000 times
    • In time in good season, sufficiently early
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Quotations

  • Jim Rohn
    Jim%20Rohn
    “Make measurable progress in reasonable time.”
  • John Ruskin
    John%20Ruskin
    “In old times men used their powers of painting to show the objects of faith, in later times they use the objects of faith to show their powers of painting.”
  • Zig Ziglar
    Zig%20Ziglar
    “Many people spend more time in planning the wedding than they do in planning the marriage”
  • Winston Churchill
    Winston%20Churchill
    “In war you can be killed only once. In politics, many times.”
  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    Friedrich%20Nietzsche
    “Most of the time in married life is taken up by talk.”
  • Ian Fleming
    Ian Fleming
    “I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.”

Idioms

Just in the nick of time - If you do something in the nick of time, you just manage to do it just in time, with seconds to spare.
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Stitch in time saves nine - A stitch in time saves nine means that if a job needs doing it is better to do it now, because it will only get worse, like a hole in clothes that requires stitching.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. tíma; cf. Ice. tími; and Tide.

Usage

In literature:

Things, which, though necessary, are in the way in times of gale or service.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
If at halt, the leading company marches; companies in rear successively march in time to follow at full distance.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss
The ocean in time past washed through a passage, and thus prepared a place for exiled Israel to rest in, and renew their strength.
"The Lost Ten Tribes, and 1882" by Joseph Wild
In times past they used to call it ugly, but that is no longer true.
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
Can you get them made in time?
"The Chronicles of a Gay Gordon" by José Maria Gordon
I fear thy might in time to come, and I can not let thee live.
"Museum of Antiquity" by L. W. Yaggy
She returned in time to receive the last blessing of her father, who died in his eighty-seventh year.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
Mrs. Carne tried to put off her agreeable society smile and put on her Sunday-in-church expression, but was not in time.
"The Beth Book" by Sarah Grand
My mother in time, had a log house for herself and children.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
Buy medicines only in small quantities, as most of them lose their strength in time.
"Scouting For Girls, Official Handbook of the Girl Scouts" by Girl Scouts
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In poetry:

Every night, in time of deepest sleep,
My peace dreams and calls, Joy! Joy! Joy!
And my joy comes singing evermore:
God! God! God!
"God! God! God!" by Paramahansa Yogananda
In springtime, in sprouting time,
the seed its shell destroys,
and rye becomes rye and pine becomes pine
in freedom without choice.
"Spring Song" by Karin Boye
Nor need there is, in times like this
When heaven to earth draws nearer,
Of wing or song as witnesses
To make their presence clearer.
"St. Martin's Summer" by John Greenleaf Whittier
"If there's a trick that you can try,
Which he hasn't met in time gone by,
Not once or twice, but ten times over;
All round the Sands!
"Frankie's Trade" by Rudyard Kipling
And I would turn and answer
Among the springing thyme,
'Oh, peal upon our wedding,
And we will hear the chime,
And come to church in time.
"XXI: Bredon Hill" by A E Housman
What are days for?
Days are where we live.
They come, they wake us
Time and time over.
They are to be happy in:
Where can we live but days?
"Days" by Philip Larkin

In news:

Yale University says it is planning to create a liberal arts college in Singapore that would be financed entirely by the government there and could, in time, establish a new model for higher education in Asia.
South Carolina, which reported 65 percent of the bucks killed in the 2009-10 season were yearlings , did not provide 2010-11 data in time for the report.
Just in time for Pearl Harbor Day comes Oliver Stone's TV series, "The Untold History of the United States," in which he typically twists events to fit his agenda.
In time for celebration of its 30th anniversary, Faith Christian Academy has purchased 75 acres of land and has plans of expansion in sight.
This Jan 19, 2012 file photo shows a Broadway street in Times Square, in New York.
Revelers cheer behind police barricades in Times Square in anticipation of midnight on New Year's Eve, Saturday, Dec 31, 2011, in New York.
Suspect in Times Square subway shoving in custody.
People celebrate in Times Square after Barack Obama was projected to win the US presidential election in New York.
NEW YORK — Prime-time commercials will get a trendy makeover from American Eagle Outfitters (AEO) just in time for back to school.
This edition for "Trip in Time" takes a look back at American Indian history as seen in the Oakland Tribune.
Step back in time at 'Christmas in the Quarter'.
These will be excavated in time, but archaeologists are in no rush to uncover the secrets of the site.
Six men working out of the Crowe Plaza Hotel in Times Square were arrested Oct 25 after authorities observed them trying to smuggle out the drugs in suitcases, according to officials.
In a photo booth, you plunk your money in and the result is frozen on film and in time.
Coastal areas of New Jersey and New York that lost their boardwalks to Superstorm Sandy's surge are racing to rebuild them in time for tourist season - in some places, without the boards .
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In science:

These Markov chains are known to mix in time O(n ln n), and the corresponding perfect sampling algorithms are known to run in time O(n ln n), when λ < 2/(∆−2), which is a larger range of λ than our method gives.
The Randomness Recycler: A new technique for perfect sampling
We propose a mathematical theory for the refocusing properties observed in time-reversal experiments, where classical waves propagate through a medium, are recorded in time, then time-reversed and sent back into the medium.
Time Reversal for Classical Waves in Random Media
Then taking a Fourier transform in space and time reduces the study of the growth of linearized solutions in time to an algebraic problem.
Applications of the theory of evolution equations to general relativity
In some works, in order to achieve the “true nonequilibrium”, that is, the irreversible motion along the whole time axis, the quasiequilibrium initial condition is shifted into −∞ in time.
Geometry of irreversibility: The film of nonequilibrium states
If we were to follow all H particles at time slice t0 forward in time, let τj be the number of time steps before there are at most j particles.
Balanced Boolean functions that can be evaluated so that every input bit is unlikely to be read
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