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  • "Eight o'clock's leavin 'shortly f'm Platform Free!" said Sid.

    Watershed

  • He thinks he's going out to a regular society At Home, where ten o'clock's considered just the beginning of the evening.

    Philistia

  • Nine o'clock's my bedtime, if we are not busy, and I like to be out in the garden again by four or five.

    Brownsmith's Boy A Romance in a Garden

  • "Five o'clock's tea-time, and you ought to have been here."

    The Adventures of Don Lavington Nolens Volens

  • Put one trait with the other -- the theory of rural innocence -- alternation of 'vulgar trifles' with dissertating with style of 'the utmost grandeur that _even you_ can conceive' (speak for yourself, Miss M.!) -- and that amiable transition from two o'clock's grief at the death of one's brother to three o'clock's happiness in the 'extraordinary mesmeric discourse' of one's friend.

    The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett, Vol. 1 (of 2) 1845-1846

  • Anyway, 11 o'clock's caught up with me, so turn on Radio 4 and you'll hear Jon Culshaw probably going through all the same sort of things.

    British Blogs

  • Four o'clock's candidate had superb technique�he was one of the fastest and cleanest lead players Eddi had ever heard.

    War for the Oaks

  • He said: "Well, two o'clock's too late for you to come home, Mona.

    In Spite of Their Declaration of Bombs

  • Four o'clock's candidate had superb technique ” he was one of the fastest and cleanest lead players Eddi had ever heard.

    War for the Oaks

  • Put one trait with the other ” the theory of rural innocence ” alternation of 'vulgar trifles' with dissertating with style of 'the utmost grandeur that even you can conceive' (speak for yourself, Miss M.!) ” and that amiable transition from two o'clock's grief at the death of one's brother to three o'clock's happiness in the 'extraordinary mesmeric discourse' of one's friend.

    The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett

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  • Overheard at the train station: "The seven o'clock's been cancelled. You'll have to take the seven-twenty-five to Birmingham."

    December 3, 2007

  • Or "Seven o'clock's a nice time for waffles"?

    November 21, 2007

  • As in "I'm late for seven o'clock's appointment."

    November 21, 2007