Time is a pretty tough word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
When learning new words, it's important to see how they're used, or to see them in the different contexts in which they're often used, and that's just what we'll do to help you better understand time (and many other English words!). By seeing different ways you can use time in a sentence, as well as synonyms and antonyms of time, you will have a much better grasp on how it should be used, and you'll feel more confortable with using it much sooner.
Below you will find the definition of time, followed by 33 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - a reading of a point in time as given by a clock
EXAMPLES - Time in a Sentence
- I think it's time we care for our women, Time to heal our women. (source)
- The time has arrived for, as Time magazine called it, my "magnum opus." (source)
- "Yes, the time will soon slip along -- Time glides away every day -- yes." (source)
- Its beginnings are lost in the dawnless night of time -- of Time, who was Kronos, of (source)
- By the time he turned 35, Time had named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world. (source)
- By the time we reached North Philadelphia the soothing hand of Time had exerted some of its consolation. (source)
- For the time between two heart-beats, Time stood still, the world stood still, Time and the world ceased to be. (source)
- "We have a little yard in the front, we can have a barbecue from time to time," said Bobby Ghosh, the former Time bureau chief. (source)
- All other directions were sealed off by the still active time gates, through which the flow of Time continued to ripple and shimmer. (source)
- They are mainly carriers of import goods, because they run to time, and on the South-west Coast unless Time has an ameliorating touch of (source)
- It's been a long time since I subscribed to Time, picked up a copy of it (except in my doctor's waiting room), or thought it had any relevance. (source)
- "FROM FDR TO OBAMA: PRESIDENTS ON TIME" The exhibit explores the modern presidency through the covers of Time, America's oldest weekly newsmagazine. (source)
- And as you know, there are different views in the European Union on how we move forward, some saying, Give more time, some saying, Time is running out. (source)
- And he still found time to see his daughter and speak to reporters from the BBC, Time, The National of Bangladesh, Reuters, a paper from Abu Dhabi, and me. (source)
- What did seem conclusive, however, was that by the time End of Time was a teenager, he had ousted his people's reigning shaman and assumed the man's duties. (source)
- Ancient ideas on time are discussed by S.G. F. Brandon, History, Time and Deity (New York, 1965); M. Eliade, Cosmos and History: the Myth of the Eternal Return, trans. (source)
- His work had not yet stood the test of time, but to make up for that he himself, in his uneasy passion for perfection, like Time, destroyed almost as much as he created. (source)
- For instance, suppose it were nine o'clock in the morning, just time to begin lessons: you'd only have to whisper a hint to Time, and round goes the clock in a twinkling! (source)
- BLITZER: We're out of time, but Governor Huckabee, I notice in the new issue of Time magazine that's just coming out today, you are named one of America's five best governors. (source)
- Remember, at the time of the scandal there was no Deep Throat; there were a variety of leakers who spilled secrets to The Washington Post, Time, The New York Times and other media outlets. (source)
- COLTON: Well, for a long time up until 1988 the feeling of the people closest to Jackson was that if he went before such editorial boards -- establishment media boards like Newsweek, Time, US. (source)
- It sits high up on lists of the greatest records of all time, from Time magazine to Rolling Stone, equal parts folk melancholy, jazz improvisation, and moments of almost spiritual surges, and of course there's that voice. (source)
- "As a newsmagazine editor, what's always been exhilarating, but at the same time frustrating, about the National Magazine Awards is they fully reflect the range of magazines out there," said Time managing editor Jim Kelly. (source)
- And although I think it is great that Tor and the Estate of Robert Jordan want to make the release of this final book a memorable time for them as well as all Wheel of Time fans, I can't help but agree with the fans on this one. (source)
- If at least, time enough were alloted to me to accomplish my work, I would not fail to mark it with the seal of Time, the idea of which imposed itself upon me with so much force to-day, and I would therein describe men, if need be, as monsters occupying a place in (source)
- KING: We're almost out of time, but I want to read you a line from the current issue of Time magazine as parents get ready to send their children back to school, and I want you to help us understand government preparations levels and when a vaccine will be ready and the effectiveness. (source)
- But then it all died down and quite soon Kennedy had done something, I don't remember which specifically, that we spoke favorably of, and on the Life editorial page, particularly the time of the Cuban missile crisis, in both Life and Time, we were very admiring of his handling of the situation. (source)
- KING: Madam Secretary, we're almost out of time, but I want to read you a line from the current issue of Time magazine as parents get ready to send their children back to school, and I want you to help us understand government preparations levels and when a vaccine will be ready and the effectiveness. (source)
- And opportunely a little boat appeared: he lifted his foot to get into it and though through clumsiness he stumbled and hurt himself rather badly, so that for some time he did not know where anything was, yet he managed it and getting into the boat, floated on the big river, which, as the River of Time, flows to (source)
- And then I realise that the story is pretty damn basic, mainly because they haven't got time to do anything decent because they are too busy singing about every bloody situation, and either a rehashed Shakespeare story and better in the original or one of such stunning banality that it makes Topsy and Tim look like Powell's A Dance To The Music Of Time. (source)
- The HuffPost breaks more news, this time about Hillary's close-door comments; two strategists weigh in on why there's no conservative MoveOn; the perils of Obama's social networking strategy; a million strong Facebookers are united against Hillary; now you too can become Hillary, Barack, or John; and Time tackles the roots of liberal dominance of the web. (source)
- A series resurrection the likes of which hasn't been seen for a long time, Sanderson begins pulling the complex narrative ties of The Wheel of Time sequence into a coherent and logical finale, whilst simultaneously giving us one of the most satisfying battles in the series and also a self-contained, incredibly dark story depicting the battle for Rand al'Thor's soul. (source)
- We can only think of one finite subject at a time, and, at that moment, all other subjects are cancelled; we can, in fact, only think in sequences, and, taking the particular Infinities of duration and extension which we have been examining, we can only think of points in Time and Space as existing beyond or before other fixed points, which again must be followed by other points. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 33 example sentences provided below is 52.0, which suggests that "time" is a fairly difficult word that is likely understood by a majority of individuals with an undergraduate degree, and may be found in ocassionaly in news articles or other forms of literature.
We have 52 synonyms for time.
age, allotment, bit, bout, chronology, clock, continuance, date, day, duration, epoch, era, eternity, extent, future, generation, go, hour, infinity, instance, instant, interval, juncture, lastingness, life, life span, lifetime, many a moon, moment, month, occasion, pace, past, point, present, season, second, shift, space, span, spell, stage, stint, stretch, tempo, term, tide, tour, turn, week, while, year
We have 3 antonyms for time.
ending, future, past
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of time from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) Duration, considered independently of any system of measurement or any employment of terms which designate limited portions thereof.
- (noun) A particular period or part of duration, whether past, present, or future; a point or portion of duration.
- (noun) The period at which any definite event occurred, or person lived; age; period; era; ; -- often in the plural
- (noun) The duration of one's life; the hours and days which a person has at his disposal.
- (noun) A proper time; a season; an opportunity.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) To adjust the elements of (a motor or other machine) so that the succession of events in a cycle, or a revolution, or a process shall take place at the desired intervals, or in the desired sequence. It involves an adjustment of the mechanism so that the actuating cams or other elements shall have a necessary angular relation to each other in a revolution or in a series of revolutions.
- (None) To adapt to the time or occasion; bring, begin, or perform at the proper season or time.
- (None) To regulate as to time.
- (None) To ascertain the time, duration, or rate of: as, to time the speed of a horse; to time a race.
- (None) To measure, as in music or harmony.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (noun) a reading of a point in time as given by a clock
- (noun) a period of time considered as a resource under your control and sufficient to accomplish something
- (noun) the period of time a prisoner is imprisoned
- (noun) a suitable moment
- (verb) assign a time for an activity or event