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  • n. Time to oneself; a period spent relaxing on one's own.


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  • I accessed Vincent the other day to borrow his edit program, and he told me time travel's a bust.

    Futures Imperfect

  • You can't be said to have any worries if your fingernails are the center of your universe, and it gave me time to decompress.

    Grave Surprise

  • His trigger phrase reflexed him into a soliloquy that gave me time to think.

    The Great California Game

  • "We have sent for the Registrar and he will come as soon as he can," Hannah is pronouncing deliberately, while also pausing in a more intelligent manner than many of my clients to allow me time for my rendering.

    the mission song

  • "All right, title till January first, that's four months-odd, secret to you, me and Casey, contracts next Tuesday — that gives me time to get my tax people here — the cash flow as you laid it out subject to … when's our meeting tomorrow?"

    Noble House

  • It gives me time to light my cigar and watch the sailboats tack for home at the Devon Yacht Club.

    Beach Road

  • Snuck out of the house long about eleven-thirty, give me time to get out there and meet my cousin.

    Finding Dignity

  • Then there was a delay while the lorchas and their crews were taken in charge, and the commander went to make his report to his chief, and to Parkes — I didn't mind, since it gave me time to polish the tale I was going to tell — and it wasn't until the following morning that I was escorted through the English Garden to the office and residence of Harry Parkes, Esq.,

    Flashman and the Dragon

  • And off he went, this trusty tout, without even giving me time to thank him.

    Sole Music

  • It gave me time to contemplate my own sins, none of which I cared to confess either to Father Gower or to Miss Grant.

    I. O. U.


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