- n. uncountable, idiomatic A point in time at which something desirable or necessary is considered to be utterly due or even overdue to occur.
- n. countable, idiomatic A very enjoyable or exciting experience or period of time.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. [Slang] A time of great excitement or enjoyment; a carousal.
- n. the latest possible moment
“By - and-by, when by God's blessing things are more ripe for definite departments of work, and men can have distinct duties at once assigned to them, and our mode of carrying on the Mission has been fairly tested, then it will be high time to think about first-rate men.”
“At Nunappleton House Oliver was not a persona grata in 1650, for he had no sooner come back from Ireland than he had stepped into the shoes of the Lord-General Fairfax; and there were those, Lady Fairfax, I doubt not, among the number, who believed that the new Lord-General thought it was high time he should be where Fairfax's “scruple” at last put him.”
“If we live in a Spirit-full Universe instead of a Spiritless Universe, and if many of our greatest problems directly or indirectly stem from our false belief in a Spirit-less Universe, then it seems high time that we reexamine our potentially erroneous belief and do the necessary science to get a clear answer, one way or the other.”
“It was now high time for me to evacuate my post, where I had had a solitary and secure vantage-place amidst the rugged inequalities of its summit, which probably I should not have been permitted to attain if I had not set about it so early.”
“By this time the lifeboats from the Africa Shell had reached the shore and Langsdorff decided it was high time the Graf Spee made her escape.”
“It was high time that the Black Village started spreading out and interacting more with the rest of this magic land, which really had so much to offer.”
“Then,' commented the Ambassador, 'it is high time we had Blieder-drive lifeboats for Blieder - drive ships.”
“It is high time that the people of eastern Italian Gaul were protected against raids by the Iapudes, Delmatae, other Illyrian tribes.”
“He thought of himself frying bacon and eggs in his own kitchen at home - for he could feel inside that it was high time for some meal or other; but that only made him miserabler.”
“It is high time we should assume a more American tone while Europe is leaving no stone unturned to vilify and traduce us, because the rotten despotisms of Europe fear our example and hate us.”
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