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  • n. The time according to the clock.
  • n. A loosely specified period of time, minutes or hours in duration, especially daytime, or point in time.
  • n. The greeting appropriate to the time of day.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. salutation appropriate to the times of the day, as “good morning,” “good evening,” and the like; greeting.

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

  • n. clock time


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  • SITUATIONAL VARIABLES AND INTERPERSONAL NEWS DIFFUSION In addition to perceived salience, the degree to which an individual learns about a news event from interpersonal communication channels depends on such situational variables as time of day and whether or not he or she is at home or at work.

    Diffusion of Innovations

  • The matters were so small and miserable over which Rutherford quarrelled with such men as David Dickson and Robert Blair that I could not interest you in them at this time of day even if I tried.

    Samuel Rutherford

  • Brother Mark walked the length of the Foregate and across the stone bridge into the town, exchanging the time of day with all he met, enquired for Hugh Beringar at his house by Saint Mary's, and walked on undismayed and unwearied when he was told that the deputy-sheriff was already at the castle.

    The Devil's Novice

  • Now that the chores were done, the two hired men made a dash for the kitchen to pass the time of day with Katie Conroy, the cook.

    Caddie Woodlawn’s Family

  • Westminster, my Lord Crew's, Wardrobe, &c., and so home about the time of day to dinner with my mind very highly contented with my day's work, wishing I could do so every day.

    The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Jan/Feb 1661/62

  • We usually breakfasted on milk-coffee; this was the time of day when we had most leisure, and when we chatted with the greatest freedom.

    The Confessions of J J Rousseau

  • Cadfael passed the time of day with him pleasantly, and sat down with him under an apple tree to exchange the leisured civilities proper to such a meeting.

    The Devil's Novice

  • And Little Pete was a friendly man, though shy of demeanor, so that with the best will in the world for wagging his tongue, he could scarcely pass the time of day with good countenance; the soul of a jolly companion with the front and bearing of one of his own sheep.

    The Last Antelope

  • Coming up on Blues Alley, which was fairly deserted at this time of day — as opposed to nighttime, when the clubs were open around these parts of Washington and the crowds came calling.


  • I am not going to be turned from my purpose at this time of day by anything that Mother Shipton may say or do.

    Dr. Wortle's School


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