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Eastern Standard Time


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Standard time in the fifth time zone west of Greenwich, England, reckoned at 75° west and used, for example, in the eastern part of North America. Also called Eastern Time.

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  • proper n. The timezone that encompasses the East coast of the United States, and parts of Canada during the winter, it is five hours behind Greenwich Mean Time.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. standard time in the 5th time zone west of Greenwich, reckoned at the 75th meridian; used in the eastern United States


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  • It is this "Eastern Standard Time" that gives the time-table its distinctive flavor.

    Love Conquers All

  • In an attempt to evade the Daylight-Saving Law the New York Central has kept its clocks at what is called "Eastern Standard Time," meaning that it is standard on East 42d Street between Vanderbilt and Lexington

    Love Conquers All

  • Eastern Standard Time, on May 6, 2010, the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged almost 1000 points, only to recover most of its losses within minutes.

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  • Eastern Standard Time Thursday night and 12:34 a.m. in Egypt.

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  • What's uncontested is that with Jamaican independence in 1962, ska took over the island, a celebration of youthful exuberance proclaimed by the likes of Prince Buster, Alton Ellis and Jimmy Cliff, and refined into a jazzier sound by the Skatalites, featuring trombone genius Don Drummond, on hits such as Eastern Standard Time.

    Ska takes over Jamaica

  • At 4:25 Eastern Standard Time, this story officially became sad.

    Jon Stewart: Anthony Weiner Scandal 'Officially' Sad (VIDEO)

  • Quipped Stewart: "At approximately 11: 04 Eastern Standard Time, the American news media finally realized they kind of sucked."

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  • Mr. IFTIKHAR: I have spent eight years, 10 months, however many days since the moment of September 11th, 2001, at 8: 46 in the morning, at Eastern Standard Time, spending the entirety of my life, living and breathing 24/7, condemning every act of terrorism that has ever occurred from that day forward.

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  • Eastern Standard Time — a time when we're usually tucking into an hour of Dr. Oz and a box of Dove bars — to stand before a velvety blue curtain seemingly purchased off Craigslist from Conan O'Brien.

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  • Secret Service director Jim Rowley had supervised and scrutinized the arrangements himself, and when the plane arrived in the darkness at 5:58 Eastern Standard Time, Rowley was there alongside Attorney General Robert Kennedy.

    The Kennedy Detail


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