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  • She watched it for a full minute, the second hands still ticking together perfectly, when all of a sudden, it was as if the clock on the right hiccuped: The minute hand jumped backward instead of forward!

    The Lost Children

  • Ms. Pinkerton glanced at the clock over the classroom door.

    Maggie Bean in Love

  • Tom Glick turned back the clock several decades last week by becoming the first foreign member to attend a Football Association's council meeting since the days when representatives of Commonwealth countries had places on that august body.

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  • They had worked round the clock for two days in the grueling conditions of the spinship, and tempers were short.

    Creative Couplings

  • He released the clock and we counted to T-5 minutes and held there.

    Riding Rockets

  • Kindly present yourself at nine of the clock to my establishment at 10, Westgate Buildings, Bath, on the 30th of September.

    Morgan’s Run

  • He looked at the brick-red digits that glowed dimly in the clock next to the phone: 5:45 A.M. Right on schedule.

    Unpretty

  • The first case rolls the clock forward on the Thai Polyester Fiber Co. presented in Chapter 4 as a startup situation.

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  • I still wake up every morning at threeA.M.,look at the clock and spend the next two hours sifting through the past, trying to think of what I could have done differently; well, more like what I would donowif I had it to do over again.

    Change Me Into Zeus’s Daughter

  • Next to the clock stood an opened, half-empty bottle of Johnny Walker Red.

    A Love So Deep

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