Ahead of time - If something happens ahead of time, it happens early or before the set time.
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Been around the block a few times - Someone who says they've been around the block a few times is indicating that they have life experience relating to the topic at hand. It is not necessary to discuss the introductory aspects of the topic or give beginner level advice.
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Behind the times - Someone that is behind the times is old-fashioned and has ideas that are regarded as out-dated.
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Big time - This can be used to with the meaning 'very much'- if you like something big time, you like it a lot.
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Call time - (UK) If you call time on something, you decide it is time to end it.
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Crunch time - When people, companies, etc, have to make an important decision that will have a considerable effect on their future, it is crunch time.
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Do time - (UK) When someone is doing time, they are in prison.
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For the time being - For the time being indicates that an action or state will continue into the future, but is temporary. I'm sharing an office for the time being.
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Fullness of time - If something happens in the fullness of time, it will happen when the time is right and appropriate.
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Good time - If you make good time on a journey, you manage to travel faster than you expected.
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If I had a nickel for every time - (USA) When someone uses this expression, they mean that the specific thing happens a lot. It is an abbreviation of the statement 'If I had a nickel for every time that happened, I would be rich'
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Just in the nick of time - If you do something in the nick of time, you just manage to do it just in time, with seconds to spare.
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Long time no hear - The speaker could say this when they have not heard from a person, either through phone calls or emails for a long time.
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Long time no see - 'Long time no see' means that the speaker has not seen that person for a long time.
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Nick of time - If you do something in the nick of time, you do it at the very last minute or second.
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In literature:
At the same time his gallantry brought him into trouble.
"Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds" by Charles Mackay
There's a time to keep silence an' a time to speak, according to Solomon.
"Allison Bain" by Margaret Murray Robertson
Eleanore tried time and time again to come near her sister, but each time she was thrust back.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
No, I must wait my time, and when that time comes neither Wilson nor anyone else shall stand in my way!
"The Day of Judgment" by Joseph Hocking
There were two children, upon which, from time to time, she gazed tenderly.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
Several such have been given in this work from time to time, and one or two more may here be added.
"The Life of Charles Dickens, Vol. I-III, Complete" by John Forster
From time to time he glanced uncomfortably at Nina.
"The Creators" by May Sinclair
Up to this time I had, I suppose, not had time to fall in love with anyone in particular.
"The Chronicles of a Gay Gordon" by José Maria Gordon
Beatrice had only to lean her head back and smile faintly from time to time.
"The Slave of Silence" by Fred M. White
The times were changed.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
Miss Bey waited without a word, but Beth was conscious of her keen eyes fixed upon her from time to time, and knew what she meant.
"The Beth Book" by Sarah Grand
I don't get a letter but two or three times a year, I s'pose, though I call, I guess, half-a-dozen times.
"The Wide, Wide World" by Susan Warner
She knew, vaguely, that all the time he was not satisfied, all the time he was trying to force something from her.
"The Rainbow" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
She went over in her mind these dramatic events time and time and time and again.
"Jennie Gerhardt" by Theodore Dreiser
Time and time again I struck with all my might.
"Tales of Fishes" by Zane Grey
This time, however, he told the girl that if she succeeded for the third time in her task she should become his wife.
"Boys and Girls Bookshelf (Vol 2 of 17)" by Various
From time to time new domains were added to the great republic.
"The Greater Republic" by Charles Morris
Confined to his bed all the time, and kept drowsy all the time by noxious drugs.
"An Artilleryman's Diary" by Jenkin Lloyd Jones
She saw that Gaynor also glanced towards him from time to time.
"Shadows of Flames" by Amelie Rives
A cause for disturbance rests in the fact that more time is used in a long time than in a short time.
"Geography and Plays" by Gertrude Stein
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In poetry:
What time is it?
Midnight and very dark.
Are you afraid?
No. Are you?
"In The Shell Hole Of The World" by Genevieve Taggard
Does time exist?
I gravely doubt it.
But gosh, what should we do
without it?
"Time" by Piet Hein
Ain't got no bus here
A long time, he said.
You got enough money
To get home on?
"Hook" by James Wright
Hear the bed-time bell!
Sleep forthwith, good prisoners;
Hear the bed-time bell!
You must go to sleep.
"Impression Fausse" by Paul Verlaine
But all the clocks in the city
Began to whirr and chime:
"O let not Time deceive you,
You cannot conquer Time.
"As I Walked Out One Evening" by W H Auden
When I delight thy face to see,
Or would that love should come to me,
I cannot say when best the time,
For, love, I need thee all the time.
"When, Love, I Need Thee Most" by Josephine Delphine Henderson Heard
In news:
It's that time of year again – the time when many of us are ready to put the cold season behind us and spring forward.
We don't waste our time on anything not worth your time.
The president blinked at a rate of 71 times per minute while speaking during the debate — 1,000 times more than Romney — 53 per minute.
From time to time she would stop and clean the brush /comb of fur and then start in again.
They can, however, perform at Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority station entrances from time to time as part of the agency's Art in Transit program.
I've often thought to myself that life would be perfect if bad times had fast forward buttons and good times had pause buttons.
"I've always been interested in cabooses, and I'd driven by it a few times, so one time I just stopped and asked.".
Caddies get fired all the time, even those who have been at the side of a player who won 72 times and 13 majors in their 12 years together.
The sweetest time of the year…Girl Scout Cookie time.
Times-Dispatch Staff Times-Dispatch Published: October 24, 2012.
It took about one city block for the timing to slip enough to pop through the carb and stall the engine every time we reset it.
She pops onto The Real Housewives Of New Jersey from time to time but now it seems that Kim Granatell 's daughter Gia may have inadvertently made an appearance where she was not wanted.
Employees at Time Inc, the magazine division of Time Warner Inc, found that they'll soon be working for AOL Time Warner in an e-mail sent companywide before their arrival at work on Jan 10.
We've come to the end of another week, so it's time once again to head back in time to feature a song you may have forgotten, or may discover for the first time with this weeks edition of Flashback Friday.
From time to time, military members who plan to serve full careers are driven by unforeseen circumstances to leave active duty, perhaps to support the family business at a critical time or to care for an ailing parent.
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In science:
Let ξ (n, x) := |{0 ≤ j ≤ n : Xj = x}| denote the local time of the RWRE in x at time n and ξ ∗ (n) := supx∈Z+ ξ (n, x) the maximal local time at time n.
Valleys and the maximum local time for random walk in random environment
Time correlation [1, 2] has been directly related to time ordering, a causality condition implied by the time-dependent Schr¨odinger equation that constrains sequential interactions to occur in order of increasing time.
How Time Works in Quantum Systems: Overview of time ordering and time correlation in weakly perturbed atomic collisions and in strongly perturbed qubits
Random walks of short times, 600 time steps, and long times, 200000 time steps, were carried out.
Modelling diffusional transport in the interphase cell nucleus
The time required by a random walk to traverse a graph, i.e., the time to cover the graph, is an important measure of the eﬃciency of random walks: The cover time of a graph is the expected time taken by a random walk to visit every node of the graph at least once [5, 2].
Many Random Walks Are Faster Than One
Let ξ (n, x) := |{0 ≤ j ≤ n : Xj = x}| denote the local time of the RWRE in x at time n and ξ ∗(n) := supx∈Z ξ (n, x) the maximal local time at time n.
The infinite valley for a recurrent random walk in random environment
The choice of this speciﬁc time scale is motivated by recent works on the disconnection time of the cylinder, where this time scale is shown to govern the magnitude of the disconnection time, at least in principal order, cf.,, .
Random Walks on Discrete Cylinders and Random Interlacements
If the sum of the relative times (that is, the sum Σk tk of the time distances between consecutive events) converges to a ﬁnite limit t, then the absolute time never surpasses t; in other words, time stops at t, while an inﬁnite number of events occur between any tk and t.
Modeling Time in Computing: A Taxonomy and a Comparative Survey
The notion of a hamiltonian time-graph is defined in a natural way and we define the Hamiltonian time-graph problem (HAMTG) as : Given a time-graph is it hamiltonian ? We show that the Hamiltonian path problem (HAMP) can be transformed to HAMTG in polynomial time.
Two conjectures such that the proof of any one of them will lead to the proof that P = NP
In order to deduce Theorem 1.1 from the continuous-time result, we need an estimate on the long term-behavior of the process of jump times of X and a comparison of the local time of X and the local time of the discrete skeleton X .
Random walks on discrete cylinders with large bases and random interlacements
Let (cid:101)hmax be the maximum radio hitting time : (cid:101)hmax = maxu,v∈V (cid:101)h(v, u) Note that for graphs the hitting times and radio hitting graphs are identical, but for hyper-graphs the radio hitting times are at most at hitting times.
Simple Random Walks on Radio Networks (Simple Random Walks on Hyper-Graphs)
We thus can conclude that E [Z ∗ i ] is at most twice the cover time of D ′ . (More precisely, it is the cover time plus the maximum hitting time.) Now, it is well-known (e.g., see ) that the cover time of any undirected graph G′ is at most 2 log |V (G′ )|Hmax, where Hmax (G′ ) is the maximal hitting time in G′ .
Faster generation of random spanning trees
This time-scale is that of the inverse local time process, since local time increases precisely at times when the process hits zero, and thus begins a new excursion.
Recent progress in coalescent theory
Although the Conley index for continuous-time RDS (i.e., the time set T = R) is not available at present, we can still apply the Conley index for discrete-time RDS to detect abstract bifurcation points of continuous-time RDS.
A sufficient condition for bifurcation in random dynamical systems
For average-time objectives, Jurdzi ´nski and Trivedi showed the EXPTIME-completeness of the problem for timed automata with two or more clocks. A natural extension of reachability-time games for timed automata is reachabilityprice games for priced timed automata.
Quantitative Games on Probabilistic Timed Automata
Some time dependent features in this type of inﬁnite walk have been studied like the hitting time, recurrence time, Polya number etc. [14–17], which involve the ﬁrst passage time.
Quantum Persistence: A Random Walk Scenario
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