in its own time


: at the time that is right or appropriate for one and not sooner
Everything happens in its own time.

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Recent Examples on the Web Often ineffective in its own time, their moral example can be the basis of national reconstruction and renewal once the occupation or dictatorship comes to an end. Ian Buruma, The New Yorker, 25 Sep. 2023 Even in its own time, the Wattstax concert had important critics. Rj Smith, Los Angeles Times, 22 Aug. 2022 For the purpose of its calculations, the theoretical side of the team imagined these two independent collections of beats along two separate time lines; each collection is effectively pulsing in its own time dimension. Zeeya Merali, Scientific American, 26 July 2022 After nearly three decades, Haynes acknowledges that this particular cover photo and its process exists in its own time: Things have changed. Liza Lentini, SPIN, 14 Mar. 2022 In other ways, though, The Sweetest Thing does feel anchored in its own time. Anne Cohen,, 26 May 2021 Noblitt, with the Indiana Conservative Energy Alliance,said that transition will happen in its own time due to market pressures. Sarah Bowman, The Indianapolis Star, 21 Oct. 2020 Though not a critical success in its own time, the 1957 film, written by Budd Schulberg and directed by Elia Kazan, has since been heralded as a masterpiece, praised by François Truffaut and preserved by the National Film Registry. Jake Tapper, The Atlantic, 8 Oct. 2020 See More

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“In its own time.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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