(a) quarter past


: 15 minutes after (a stated hour)
The alarm went off at (a) quarter past six.

Examples of (a) quarter past in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On Friday, at a quarter past four, after more than ten hours of deliberation, the jury rendered a verdict. Charles Bethea, The New Yorker, 16 Dec. 2023 Marcie had been born on a Wednesday morning, at a quarter past eleven, but Rosalie’s water had broken almost eight hours earlier. Yiyun Li, The New Yorker, 16 Jan. 2023 The mainmast is broken, the cabin boy is on deck, there are twelve passengers aboard, the wind is blowing Northeast, the clock points to a quarter past three in the afternoon. Richard Malena, Popular Mechanics, 26 Dec. 2022 The first yellow school bus arrived at the Cache County Event Center about a quarter past noon. Paighten Harkins, The Salt Lake Tribune, 14 June 2022 At a quarter past 8 AM, explosions began tearing through central Kyiv. Sebastien Roblin, Forbes, 10 Oct. 2022 The suspect was then taken into custody at around a quarter past midnight. Steven Hernandez, The Arizona Republic, 5 Sep. 2021

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“(a) quarter past.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/%28a%29%20quarter%20past. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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