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  • n. a time by which something must finish
  • n. a duration beyond which something may not exceed

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a time period within which something must be done or completed


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  • The time limit of these infernal locusts corresponds with that of ordinary locusts, which is five months (from May to September).

    Commentary on Revelation

  • ┬áHer original visit had had no time limit and it was generally accepted by Umm Faisal that she would stay with them until Faisal returned.

    Falcon's Prey

  • Whenever fans from other cities entered the club, he was given a ten- to thirty-second time limit to relieve himself.

    One Season

  • Later that evening Dr. Langmann cabled from Montevideo that he had attempted to get the time limit extended but had failed, and Admiral Raeder sent a further signal to Captain Langsdorff:

    Graf Spee

  • Kim was obliging Dug's interest, but had set a time limit well within a normal man's capability.

    Xone of Contention

  • Brown and Bethel in Phila., the time limit for work in one city came to an end, for at that time the Disciplinary limit for a pastorate in one city was four years.

    Unwritten History

  • For the 1968 speech, they put no time limit on their coverage, a concept unheard of in commercial television, and lined up such stars as Daniel Patrick Moynihan; Carl Stokes, the black mayor of Cleveland; and economist Milton Friedman.

    1968 the Year that Rocked the World

  • He got into his undersuiting, swallowed a hot cup of coffee in the wardroom, made a hasty visit to the waste disposal room and was back up the access tube and into the storm cellar within the time limit he had given.

    The Far Call

  • Along with demands that would practically strip Serbia of its national sovereignty, it contained a forty-eight-hour time limit for Serbian acceptance.

    Castles of Steel

  • Entirely in harmony with our rendering is the concluding statement of the verse, which marks the setting of the time limit of divine grace.

    Exposition of Genesis: Volume 1


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