- n. The start of the sixth hour of the day in both the 12-hour and the 24-hour clock; 5:00.
“By five o'clock the shape of Zoe Lang's old face was clearly established over the inner spirit.”
“Shortly after five o'clock Qwilleran walked down Hawk's Nest Drive, past the Wilbank house, to Seven Levels.”
“It was five o'clock and despite the much vaunted one-way system which had been installed some years ago, the roads were clogged with home-going traffic.”
“Soon after five o'clock there was a brilliant crowd wandering and resting in the pleasant spaces; and Ethel, wearing a diaphanously white robe and carrying a rush basket full of white carnations, was moving among them distributing the flowers.”
“They were indeed at five o'clock and closing nicely on a well-chartered intercept.”
“The next afternoon, Mr. Schofield, returning at five o'clock from the cares of the day, found the house deserted, and sat down to read his evening paper in what appeared to be an uninhabited apartment known to its own world as the "drawing-room.”
“BY Z.A. MUDGE [ADAPTED] A VISITOR in Washington once had an appointment to see Mr. Lincoln at five o'clock in the morning.”
“ERE the half-hour ended, five o'clock struck; school was dismissed, and all were gone into the refectory to tea.”
“On February 10, 1938, then, at five o'clock on a cold, damp, stormy day, Squadron Leader Gillan and the station adjutant stood by a silver Hurri - cane on the tarmac at Turnhouse Airfield, outside Edinburgh, 327 miles away from Northolt.”
“Over the hot mike Carbine's Bear called two bogies at five o'clock going away, but at this instant this was not Carbine's business and they were going away anyway.”
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