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1 a particular point at which an event takes place
  • remember that one time you tried to wash the dog in the sink

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2 an exciting or noteworthy event that one experiences firsthand
  • enjoys telling us about the times he had while he was in the army

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3 an extent of time associated with a particular person or thing
  • back in my parents' time, families usually had only one car

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4 the period during which something exists, lasts, or is in progress
  • how much time will the project take?

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The first known use of time was before the 12th century

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“Time.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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