Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The hour at which dinner is taken; dinner-time. See dinner.

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  • noun Alternative form of dinner hour.

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Examples

  • At the dinner-hour there were none to be met upon the stairs but honest folks, who, after having seen the Dauphiness take her soup, went to see the Princes eat their bouilli, and then ran themselves out of breath to behold Mesdames at their dessert.

    Dining in Public

  • At the dinner-hour there were none to be met upon the stairs but honest folks, who, after having seen the Dauphiness take her soup, went to see the Princes eat their bouilli, and then ran themselves out of breath to behold Mesdames at their dessert.

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  • Miller; “for we call noon the dinner-hour at Kennaquhair?”

    The Monastery

  • Soothfast tidings had assured him that this nobleman was at length, and without fail, to honour his castle at one in the afternoon, being a late dinner-hour; and much was the bustle in consequence of the annunciation.

    The Bride of Lammermoor

  • Still thinking about what had gone wrong between herself and John, she went to answer it, expecting a kid selling cookies for a sports team trip, or some other typical dinner-hour interruption.

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  • Though Katie Couric's makeover of the CBS broadcast brought the genre fresh attention, the dinner-hour tradition is still struggling to find new viewers.

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  • One day — he half scorned himself for doing so — he cut short his dinner-hour to go in search of some toy which should take the place of those eternal beads.

    A House to Let

  • It is a masterstroke for a sport that, at least historically, has demonstrated all the outreach acumen of dinner-hour telemarketers.

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  • At half-past two, an event occurred of daily importance to Mr. Joseph: the dinner-hour arrived.

    Vanity Fair

  • But he remembered his dinner-hour, and used to cry if his wine-and-water was not strong enough.

    Vanity Fair

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