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  • n. Plural form of time-killer (alternative spelling of time killers).


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  • Apps, those wonderful little bits of software that turn your smartphone into a digital Swiss army knife, have been called the biggest time-killers in tech.

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  • Three years after Apple reluctantly opened its iPhone to outside developers, apps have grown from time-killers into an ecosystem seen as a key to keeping consumers loyal to their phones.

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  • Lawrence Levine, program analyst, has witnessed a colleague spending much of his day on eBay, among other online time-killers.

    Avoiding Conflicts,

  • Between the drives, dinners and other time-killers, one week slipped around with great rapidity; and we could hardly realize it when the colonel looked over his newspaper at breakfast and said:

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  • These people about me, kind, gentle, correct, -- all their waking thoughts are devoted to little things -- fashionable trifles that last no longer than the hour in which they're born -- just time-killers.


  • For all his outward agitation, he seemed to Hastings in thorough command of his logical faculties; it was more than possible, the detective thought, that the expletives were time-killers, until he could decide what to say.

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  • This had the wholesome effect of shutting out all time-killers, and of shortening necessary calls of those who had some important errand.

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  • So on through half a dozen polite time-killers to the reluctant query: What could the general manager do for Mr. Adair?

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  • These were two ladies of elegant leisure, the conditions of whose lives, and the amiability of whose husbands, had enabled them to develop into finished and professional time-killers.

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  • There are plenty of thought-like time-killers in the App Store.

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