from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The time at which a school opens: as, nine o'clock is school-time.
  • n. The time in life passed at school.


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  • We are also resetting ourselves for the school-time routine and that takes a bit to adjust to after a summer of sleeping in and staying up late.

    adjusting again « Adventures in Juggling

  • Yeah, this right, this problem very actually rather in Republic of Kazakhstan, when the 11th graduated students prepare their to ENT Edinyi National Test, this same to EGE and all students in high-schools spent their all free-time and school-time only for learning test without logic and thinking how this bad.

    Russian Students Protest Testing, American Style

  • The school-time data come from the Education Department, which relied on information from the group that administers TIMSS.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • He stops at Rodwell Regis through the year: school-time and holiday-time, it is all the same to him.

    Dr. Birch and his young friends

  • It was to be an island in our troubles, a little holiday in our hard school-time, and I will not destroy it at its close.

    The Way We Live Now

  • Accordingly, he found no appetite for breakfast; and, just about school-time, took a severe pain about his heart, which rendered it advisable that, instead of setting out to the grammar-school with Mark, he should succeed to his father's arm-chair by the fireside, and also to his morning-paper.

    Shirley, by Charlotte Bronte

  • For many they bring an opportunity to catch up school-time lost in the turmoil of apartheid's dying days.


  • All events dated from before or since her "school-time."

    Sara, a Princess

  • It was comparable to nothing in her girl's life -- the only faint analogy was in the old school-time when she thought she had failed in the history examination and her roommate had gone to the office to find out for her.

    The Palace of Darkened Windows

  • "Go up stairs and get your things," said aunt Hannah to Mary, "it's school-time."

    The Old Homestead


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