How to use Hours in a sentence

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  • That's over forty-eight hours ago.

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  • But we have a couple of hours to wait.

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  • After a few hours of limited rest, they were back in the saddle again.

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  • You and I spent hours together, for years and years.

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  • We agreed the tests were finished for the day but mellowed by wine; we spent two more evening hours summarizing our findings.

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  • Betsy spent hours on the computer, searching for results from our second tip but nothing was reported.

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  • He had to pass five hours at a time to have them counted.

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  • The case was only hours old when Betsy spotted it giving us hope for the boy's recovery and the perpetrator's arrest.

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  • It's after hours but you can leave word.

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  • And at night what soothing, wondrous hours we spent in the shadow of the great, silent men-of-war.

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  • A few hours later, Quinn would set the power source to the time and location, not informing Howie.

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  • It's already been hours!

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  • It was Delaware, in the middle of nowhere and I watched the house for hours before I took my prize.

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  • I often tell them stories or teach them a game, and the winged hours depart and leave us good and happy.

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  • They usually spent the morning hours in the garden and the afternoon at the pool.

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  • Funny how little things like that could stay in a person's thoughts for hours.

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  • Curled up in a corner of the seat I amused myself for hours making funny little holes in bits of cardboard.

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  • After that I spent many happy hours in my tree of paradise, thinking fair thoughts and dreaming bright dreams.

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  • My teacher and I played it for hours at a time.

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  • In such cases I was forced to repeat the words or sentences, sometimes for hours, until I felt the proper ring in my own voice.

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  • Here in Dr. Bell's laboratory, or in the fields on the shore of the great Bras d'Or, I have spent many delightful hours listening to what he had to tell me about his experiments, and helping him fly kites by means of which he expects to discover the laws that shall govern the future air-ship.

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  • All the way back to the house she was highly excited, and learned the name of every object she touched, so that in a few hours she had adDED THIRTY NEW WORDS TO HER VOCABULARY.

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  • What does it pay and what are the hours?

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  • She kept her vigil for what must have been several hours.

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  • I came down here and napped on the sofa for a few hours.

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  • They're all several hours after the fact and come from an unusual viewpoint; not where there would naturally be someone observing.

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  • Forget anything much more than forty-eight hours old and anything where a nearly exact time of abduction isn't known.

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  • Martha was unavoidably reassigned hours which included weekends.

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  • This is the definition of my Shangri-La; the town should have a good hospital where my child will enter this world and, if Martha want's to, she can work enough hours to utilize her skills.

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  • Our location should be within a couple of hours at the most from a city; not in the country, per se, perhaps a small town.

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  • It was now more than seventy-two hours after the kidnapping.

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  • Once in a while, I'm off duty and a call comes to someone else but I think the tipster person maybe knows my hours, 'cause it's rare another girl has to answer.

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  • Howie nailed it on the first try, managed to catch a license plate number, and a killer was apprehended in hours.

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  • The break-in was only hours old and we knew the exact location from Howie's first visit.

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  • Two hours later, after too much coffee and too much worrying, and only Bumpus to talk to I telephoned Howie.

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  • A few hours ago, my wife was calling Molly's mother Julie a bitch, now, with a quickly appointed kinship, she was her assigned sister!

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  • He then left for Boston and a flight that would arrive a few hours after Julie's.

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  • It took us two hours to come ten miles from the airport and Julie had to direct him the last mile and she just got here herself.

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  • You were singing a different song a few hours ago?

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  • She'd located two promising missing children cases from the past forty-eight hours.

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  • My later proved to be several hours when I opened eyes to a crying wife, white covers, bright lights, stuff attached to me and lots of pain.

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  • Perhaps it was best; hadn't Betsy and I made a similar decision to stop our activities only hours earlier?

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  • Perhaps I should secure some company for my lonely hours, once I travel.

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  • He didn't stick around the campground much; always off at weird hours.

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  • There's an afternoon Amtrak train that makes the trip from South Station in Boston to Philly in less than five hours.

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  • Once aboard my flight I spent the next several hours squeezed between a talkative sailor and a woman with a fussy child.

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  • He couldn't remember when he'd last had a full five hours of his own, and he knew he wasn't likely to get another break for a while.

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  • He'd messed around with Jenn only a few hours earlier and already felt the need to unwind again.

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  • The world can wait for you to sleep for a few hours.

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  • She took in the clean car and shook her head, wondering how many hours a week he spent cleaning everything he owned to keep it all so spotless.

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  • I pissed him off one of the first hours, which is why this happened.

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  • His gaze lingered before he strode towards his bedroom, determined to get a few hours of sleep.

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  • After a few solid hours of sleep, his sense of center was back, his mind clear.

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  • That gives you three hours.

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  • He pulled his phone free, realizing neither Toni nor Darian had checked in for a couple of hours.

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  • She was supposed to meet him in a few hours.

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  • Yeah, he's been pacing like a madman for a couple of hours.

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  • To her relief, she still had a few hours to sneak out and make it to the airport.

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  • Several hours later, just as evening set in, she entered the disaster that was her apartment.

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  • Two freed her a few hours later and let her walk around the room.

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  • He fell into silence again for several hours.

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  • He didn't remember how he got it, and he doubted it'd been there before kiri put it there hours before.

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  • We've got to start moving everything within twenty-four hours, Lon told them, slinging a machine gun over his shoulder.

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  • She hadn't seen her new mate, Darkyn – the Dark One – since he drank his fill of her hours before and left.

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  • She'd been terrified that day, unaware she'd be mated to him twenty four hours later.

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  • It was hours before I calmed down.

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  • Cynthia eventually bowed to Martha's sobs and crept into her room, spending most of the dark hours holding the grieving child.

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  • It's a good six hours away and that's only as long as she's been gone.

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  • It seems more like days than hours.

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  • Both lay awake, trying not to disturb the other while neither slept until hours after the sun finally slipped around the corner to the other side of the world.

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  • The time is two hours later in New Jersey.

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  • I don't have to be at the courthouse for hours.

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  • Dean reached in his pocket as he was undressing for bed a few hours later.

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  • Twenty-four hours after his hour-long downhill hike from the mine, Dean's stilts felt like he'd run a barefoot marathon on cobblestoned streets.

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  • Cynthia had volunteered a couple of hours selling tickets for the Ouray Chamber's Jeep raffle.

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  • Two hours remained before the last of the day's celebrations— the Jeep flare parade down the mountain, followed by a massive fireworks display—so after finishing supper, the Deans began playing catch up with Bird Song's chores.

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  • It will be light for a couple more hours at least.

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  • The road remained in the trees and it seemed like hours before he was once again in the open and able to see the valley before him.

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  • While Dean remained distressed over the accident, he knew he must concentrate on the Women's Club debate just hours away.

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  • The churning in his stomach increased as the hours passed.

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  • Incredibly, the winning time is just over two hours!

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  • Hours later they were still awake, talking intermittently, taking comfort in one another.

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  • They got twenty-four hours to do something.

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  • He had driven most of the two hours they were together while Patsy slept.

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  • It seemed like hours before we found our way out.

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  • You didn't seem to mind me holding you for hours last night on the beach.

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  • They'd sat for hours, until human-Deidre's distress faded and turned first to disbelief then hope then resolve.

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  • Gabriel had stayed with her for hours without showing any sign he was ready to leave.

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  • He took her arm with one of the hands that had explored every part of her body – or the body he thought was hers - not even a few hours before.

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  • If you're not going to be around more than a few hours, it couldn't be that important to you.

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  • Well, Jonathan will be home in a couple of hours.

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  • Most mares foal at night, but I think it may happen within a few hours.

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  • He concluded by saying that the next 36 hours would be the most critical.

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  • As May gave way to June, the lengthening daylight hours gave her more time to be with Jonathan and Destiny and still complete taking care of the animals before darkness.

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  • He was awake for several hours before falling asleep again.

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  • Two hours later she was wondering if it had been a good thing after all.

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  • I didn't want to wake you but you've been asleep for over two hours.

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  • A few hours later Alex and Jonathan were out doing chores and Carmen was in the kitchen fixing supper.

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  • At first she though exhaustion might be the cause, but when he started working longer hours, it was obvious that wasn't the case.

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  • Twelve hours and forty three souls later, Gabriel gave up on the icons.

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  • The satiny sheets of the bed smelled of the woman he'd made love to for hours last night.

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  • A few hours had passed since he left Deidre's bed this morning; it was early afternoon in the mortal realm.

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  • She had to get out of there and go somewhere safe, her apartment, hours away from where the murderer was.

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  • The highways were quiet on the Monday mid-morning, and they drove the three hours faster than she was expecting.

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  • It didn't appear to be far, and it was hours before she'd be asleep on her side of the world.

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  • Several hours after Deidre walked through the portals back to Atlanta, Gabe's soul radar began working again.

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  • One minute, telling me you don't want anything to do with me beyond your duty and the next, sitting on the beach with me for hours because you're worried I'll find a tall building to dive off of, she grumbled.

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  • The spell lasts twenty four hours, but it works.

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  • She'd spent several hours in his office talking to a dead man?

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  • He'd spent hours on her, disabling her and then hurting her.

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  • The ten feet to the top felt like it took hours, though the sun had barely risen when she finished.

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  • She was panicking, recalling the horrors of the hours at Sasha's hands.

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  • Hours later, she dropped onto the plush guest bed, clad in a T-shirt and underwear after a hot shower.

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  • I guess when you stop counting hours and days and just count months or years—

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  • She barely knew the man at her back, but she.d felt his absence even during the few hours in the day they weren.t together.

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  • Her guards changed every eight hours, and this one would.ve started his shift at midnight.

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  • Two hours ago, according to the clock on the mantle.

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  • Crushed, she realized she had six hours to keep Jade busy in the hopes he didn.t kill her.

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  • Kiera dreamt of a planet filled with spiders and dinosaurs and awoke in her bed a couple of hours later to the soft sound of her alarm clock going off.

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  • Kiera's tears stopped sometime during the hours of explanation and history lessons Evelyn gave.

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  • The standard day is longer than ours, about thirty hours instead of twenty-four, with that divided evenly between day and night.

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  • The strange fever remained, making her feel as if she'd been sitting in a sauna for hours.

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  • He spent a few hours setting up the explosive mechanisms and issuing new battle plans for the space war and ordered his ground troops to evacuate the planet.

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  • The town of Ouray, while only a century and a quarter old, was rich in history and Fred O'Connor, together with a cadre of widows with similar interests, spent many hours reading Ouray's old newspapers and written accounts.

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  • Dean's snuggled slumber drifted to wakefulness sometime in the heart of the wee hours when a metallic sound of ringing returned him to the world of the living.

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  • It was almost twenty-four hours before Shipton and Donnie got back to civilization, with the kid's body.

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  • The museum can't open for hours, Dean asked his wife as he helped clean up the dining room.

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  • Today it's warm, but after you've hugged ice for a few hours in the shade, you'll be glad you took time to dress sensibly.

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  • No. It's two hours later in Indiana.

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  • God, he thought, as he laid back his aching head, get me through the next few hours and maybe they'll all be gone!

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  • Dean pitied his wife, knowing the grueling trip that lay before her over the next several hours, not knowing what awaited her landing.

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  • The return trip from Grand Junction had taken Dean twice the usual two hours, a slalom of ditched autos, snow plows, ice and stopped traffic.

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  • You tried to beat the shit out of Shipton only hours before and instead he damned near beat the shit out of you.

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  • They'd have you sitting down under a hot light, spending a few hours while a gang of suits practiced twenty questions on you.

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  • The doctor says the next few hours and days will tell the difference.

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  • Dean had pondered that very question during his sheep-counting hours the prior night.

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  • I read a passage in a novel last evening as I sat by the fire, trying to wile away these idle hours.

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  • I took the ring you gave me and I too scratched that identical message on my bedroom window, the very same room where you and I have stolen our few hours together.

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  • Look. It's two hours later in Indiana.

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  • Just because she threw herself at you hours before she died doesn't make you culpable.

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  • In Dean's mind, her attitude and actions eliminated any thought that she might have read or learned of Annie's final hours earlier.

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  • A police guard blocked Dean's door for the first twenty-four hours, precluding visitors.

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  • It's possible he waited around hours, until the afternoon when the police had left and it was quiet.

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  • The best she could hope for was a few hours in his arms.

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  • Absolutely. It will take me at least a couple hours, Go!

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  • It's three-thirty; I'll be gone two or three hours tops.

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  • Jackson knew he had his work cut out for him in order to be back in less than three hours.

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  • Can we please stop playing twenty questions and just tell me what you've been doing for the last two and a half hours?

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  • He returned a few hours later, made a drink, and went to the kitchen where Sarah had started making breakfast for Connor.

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  • As they sat on the sofa, he thought of the girl lying here just hours before, clinging to life because of him.

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  • Jackson had a few hours before he needed to shower.

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  • Normally he wouldn't go more than a few hours without thinking about his next meal, but Elisabeth filled his thoughts so completely, there was no room for anything else.

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  • Jackson longed to make their last few hours of innocence count.

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  • A few hours later, Sarah crept into his room to check on him.

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  • This meant Jackson hadn't fed in 24 hours.

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  • They had been at it for a few hours when Connor and Sarah returned home.

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  • The physical ramifications of not feeding for over thirty hours commanded attention.

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  • No, it'll be a few hours before we come up.

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  • At this rate we'll have twelve pints in less than two hours.

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  • Why don't you go back to Fairhaven and I'll be by in a few hours.

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  • You go put that ring on her finger, and I will come by her house in a few hours.

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  • Yes. She'll be by in a few hours.

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  • She didn't move for four hours, yet her body slowly returned to its normal temperature.

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  • Just a few hours, but then I'm going to shop for a Christmas present for Samantha.

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  • I suppose I could use a few hours away from this place, though.

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  • I can't watch them twenty-four hours a day, you know.

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  • Had Alex spent the night in the barn, or had it snowed this much in a few hours?

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  • Nights were sleepless bouts of coughing, and days were endless hours of work.

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  • Alex and Lori had been gone over two hours when Josh drove into the yard.

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  • He'd spent the last few hours with Lori.

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  • In the few hours remaining before his departure, her head was so far in the clouds that she didn't even notice he said nothing about marriage.

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  • They talked for hours about their plans together.

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  • The Peak was abuzz with activity when Lana arrived several hours later.

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  • Take a break for a couple of hours.

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  • It'll keep you from collapsing for about twelve hours.

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  • Check your systems for threats, anything in the last twenty-four hours that seems out of place.

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  • In the past forty-eight hours, there had been fifty perimeter breaches, all from the west wall.

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  • Her hand shaking, she checked the log to see it had last been accessed by General Greene twenty-five hours ago.

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  • They seemed to walk for hours, until the first rays of morning lightened the forest.

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  • Plan on disassembling our camp within the next forty-eight hours.

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  • We're leaving in forty-eight hours.

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  • Brady's voice awoke her from her uneasy doze a few hours later.

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  • Tim was already on the large screen when Brady entered the comms center several hours later.

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  • Brady's men had dropped her, Elise, and Dan—along with two others—into the forest by helicopter two hours before.

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  • If the helo ride hadn't taken three hours, she would have thought they never left.

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  • A couple of hours later, Dan's voice came across his net.

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  • He felt the impact of the past few hours much more than he preferred.

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  • They walked for two hours without running into any tunnels branching off from the main one.

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  • She needed anything to take her mind off the next few hours, because she had no idea if she'd survive what she was about to try.

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  • He's not expecting me for another couple of hours.

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  • Give me a couple of hours then we'll leave.

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  • Go rest up for a couple hours.

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  • You've got a couple hours until midnight.

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  • Only here for a few hours and already someone doesn't like me.

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  • Jeffrey Byrne, age 38, of 156 Maid Marian Lane, Parkside, apparently drowned in the early morning hours of Tuesday, May fourth while on a business trip in Norfolk, Virginia.

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  • Untold hours of do-it-yourself-manship and emer­gency repair had finally overcome poor septic design and general­ly shoddy workmanship to create communities of adequate com­fort and living.

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  • But after two hours with Cynthia Byrne, he had to fight the inclination to take all of her comments at face value, thereby kissing off any degree of objectivity.

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  • An unusual number of people were enjoying the unseasonable weather, spending the last few hours out of doors; fathers playing catch with sons, youngsters riding trikes or skipping rope, and others content to just drink in the springtime evening.

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  • Much later, sometime in the deep hours of the night, he awoke to the sound of thunder and the rush of wind.

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  • He felt like a packaged pound of dog meat after slightly less than three hours sandwiched in his warm and comfortable bed between Ethel Rosewater's last frenzied spasm of pleasure and the screaming alarm clock.

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  • You should have been here two hours ago.

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  • Mrs. Lincoln hopped up, stretching her lan­guid body and yawning, as if wondering why these two idiots were keeping such late hours.

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  • It was still early and Dean figured they'd get back to Parkside in time for a few hours of biking.

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  • The delay ended up being four hours.

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  • The ghost of Jeffrey Byrne, who had spent his final hours in the same dining room, was nowhere in evidence.

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  • Dean knew if he were honest with himself he'd admit he was tickled pink during those few hours that it appeared Jeffrey Byrne's body had been found.

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  • How'd you like to sit on the damn toilet for hours?

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  • I must have been there three hours.

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  • She had gone home to sulk causing, in her mind, Fred to suffer hours of grief and agony from her selfish inaction.

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  • In the first two hours at his desk, 20 people came up to Dean inquiring about poor Fred O'Connor.

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  • The clinic understands my school hours and they are willing to work around them.

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  • He pretends to drown, sleeps on the beach for a few hours, and about dawn pedals off into the sunrise.

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  • In spite of the cloudy weather and the threat of rain, Dean ended the daylight hours listening to the hum of his bike tires on the country roads west of Parkside.

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  • He really let things go the past few months—almost no billable hours.

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  • Once again, she didn't answer directly but described a well-known seafood restaurant on the New Jersey shore, at least two hours from Parkside.

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  • The flight out on Friday night had been a comfortable few hours spent at thirty-odd thousand feet, sandwiched between a cloud-covered countryside and a starlit sky.

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  • In spite of gaining two hours with the time change, it was still late when the cross-coun­try travelers finally bedded down in a quiet motel in Golden, Colorado, after a shared ride from the Denver airport.

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  • Jeffrey Byrne spent very little time there—far too few hours to accomplish all of that business.

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  • We only have two hours.

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  • I'll see you in a few hours.

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  • Within two hours, the bridge was passable.

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  • The area he was watching was where she often saw deer in the early morning hours.

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  • Within a few minutes, Alex arrived and whisked her off for a few private hours.

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  • Now she was beginning to think about those things during waking hours.

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  • Now you come back, hours before your wedding, unsure of everything.

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  • The only thing she had to eat since yesterday noon was a glass of milk in the wee hours of the morning.

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  • He simply squeezed her hand and said he would see her in a few hours.

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  • The next few hours were spent getting ready.

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  • Putting it off for a few hours wouldn't be much help.

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  • It had only been two hours.

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  • It was going to be one of those evenings when lovemaking lasted gracefully for hours.

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  • And then, there was the magic room upstairs, where she had spent many hours playing as a child — and many hours dreaming as a teen.

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  • Call her back in a few hours.

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  • It was two in the morning on Saturday and she had only been asleep a few hours.

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  • Within a couple of hours, clouds blocked the moon, and the snow began again.

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  • Though her trip had taken more than two hours on the immortal side, less than an hour had passed in the mortal world.

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  • The only time something happens is when you've been in one world more than twenty-four hours.

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  • Changes undergone in the immortal world normally weren't permanent, once they returned to their world for twenty-four hours.

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  • However, if they didn't hurry, Sofi would come back with a child before twenty-four hours passed in the mortal world..

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  • She was not bleeding, for which she was grateful, but her body ached as if it had been flung around a stone room for hours.

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  • It would take hours to fill a single bladder to trade to the northerners for their support.

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  • He crossed to the windows and opened them, assessing it to be only a few hours before dawn.

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  • He had intended to spend a few hours with his family in Texas while he waited for his flight out of Houston.

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  • They talked for a little while longer and then she announced that she had to bury Brutus, but she would meet them at the stable in a couple hours for the first ride.

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  • I'm not sure – probably a couple of hours.

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  • Ed had suffered miserably for hours because she had disobeyed Alex.

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  • Ed had suffered needlessly for hours because she had done something careless – after promising she wouldn't.

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  • When Felipa returned a few hours later with the children, she stared at Carmen.

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  • Carmen, Felipa and even Jonathan worked for almost two hours before they established something close to a normal atmosphere.

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  • What have you got planned for the next couple of hours?

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  • She lay awake for what must have been hours.

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  • Of course, that meant almost four hours of driving back and forth.

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  • Surely he hadn't planned to spend four hours on the road.

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  • His boss was over two-thousand miles away and, while he wouldn't be too happy about Keaton spending the night with her, he would certainly approve of any hours spent watching over her.

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  • The hours passed without another scream and she was still sitting at the table when the first rays of morning light warmed the kitchen.

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  • All right, that'll give me about two hours to get ready.

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  • You can fall in love with someone in a couple of hours.

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  • You have the cabin and it's only a few hours ride from there.

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  • He calls at weird hours and you must do what he says.

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  • He was hungry, but dinner was going to wait a few hours.

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  • Even this plan began to fizzle when she returned home a few hours later.

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  • It was almost five; they'd been at the store for seven hours!

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  • The gaggle of women grew, and she glanced at her phone, surprised at the stamina the three had to keep going for hours.

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  • In a rush to get to some place you didn't want to go a few hours ago?

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  • Cushing himself swam to the swamps on the river bank, and after wading among them for hours reached a Federal picket boat.

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  • At odd hours of lessons she picked up a smattering of Latin, music and natural science, but most days were holidays and spent in country rambles and games with village children.

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  • Musset, though he depended on her exertions, was first bored and then irritated at the sight of this terrible vache a ecrire, whose pen was going for eight hours a day, and sought diversion in the cafés and other less reputable resorts of pleasure.

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  • Observations have usually been limited to a portion of the year, or to a few hours of the day, whilst the results from different stations differ much in details.

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  • In most cases two distinct maxima and minima occur in the 24 hours.

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  • In all cases the mean value for the 24 hours is taken as 100.

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  • The observations were usually confined to a few hours of the day, very commonly between II A.M.

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  • Annual Variation.-When observations are made at irregular hours, or at only one or two fixed hours, it is doubtful how representative they are.

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  • At Freiburg, Gockel found I + and I_ decidedly larger in the early afternoon than in either the morning or the late evening hours.

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  • After two hours' exposure, it is wrapped round a frame supported in a given position relative to Elster and Geitel's dissipation apparatus, and the loss of charge is noted.

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  • With Three Hours' Exposure He Found The Thorium Emanation Only From 3 To 5% Of The Whole, But With 12 Hours' Exposure The Percentage Of Thorium Emanation Rose To About 15.

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  • The first set relate as usual to the hour of commencement, the second to the hours of occurrence of lightning causing fires.

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  • Watch-towers with wooden clappers and the beacons which flashed the alarm along the whole frontier in a few hours are still features in the landscape.

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  • The kirk-session has oversight of the congregation in regard to such matters as the hours of public worship, the arrangements for administration of the sacraments, the admission of new Members and the exercise of church discipline.

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  • Astrology is in its nature an occult science, and there is no trace of a day of twenty-four hours among the ancient Hebrews.

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  • The Labour unions were able to secure in these years many concessions both as to hours and wages.

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  • This was the planting of a colony of communistic per week for which such wages are payable, with the rates for overtime when those hours are exceeded.

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  • The award of the court is thus the equivalent of the determination of a special board in Victoria, and deals with the same questions, the most important of which are the minimum rates of wages and the number of working hours per week.

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  • A swarm of commissioners ransacked the provinces in search of delinquents, and the council sat daily for hours, condemning the accused, almost without a hearing, in batches together.

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  • The child was at first handed over to the care of the Hours, or the nymph Melissa and the centaur Cheiron.

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  • The block containing his body was built into an angle of the Fort of the Twenty-four Hours, then under construction.

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  • In 1853 the Fort of the Twenty-four Hours was demolished, and in the angle specified by Haedo the skeleton of Geronimo was found.

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  • Algiers maintains communication with Marseilles by a quick service of steamers, which run the 497 miles across the Mediterranean in twenty-eight to thirty hours.

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  • The journey between Algiers and Paris, from which it is distant 1031 miles, is accomplished in about forty-five hours.

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  • The grappling of the cable and raising it to the surface from a depth of 2000 fathoms seldom occupy less than twenty-four hours, and since any extra strain due to the pitching of the vessel must be avoided, it is clear that the state of the sea and weather is the predominating factor in the time necessary for effecting the long series of operations which, in the most favourable circumstances, are required for a repair.

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  • All interruptions are not so costly, for in shallower waters, with favourable conditions of weather, a repair may be only a matter of a few hours, and it is in such waters that the majority of breaks occur, but still a large reserve fund must be laid aside for this purpose.

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  • The metal is usually obtained from the flue-dust (produced during the first three or four hours working of a zinc distillation) which is collected in the sheet iron cones or adapters of the zinc retorts.

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  • As the cost of the service varies in proportion to the amount of use, the toll rate is more scientific, and it has the further advantage of discouraging the unnecessary use of the instrument, which causes congestion of traffic at busy hours and also results in lines being " engaged " when serious business calls are made.

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  • Taking into account the variations in wages and in the price of wheat, it may be calculated that the number of hours of work requisite to earn a sum equal to the price of a cwt.

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  • Marching rapidly, however, Albertone outdistanced the other columns, but, in consequence of allowing his men an hours rest, arrived upon the scene of action when the Abyssinians, whom it had been hoped to surprise at dawn, were ready to receive the attack.

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  • The agitation had begun some fifteen years before, and the men had at various times demanded better pay and shorter hours, often with success.

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  • In the time of Irenaeus the fast before Easter was very short, but very severe; thus some ate nothing for forty hours between the afternoon of Good Friday and the morning of Easter.

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  • This is found especially in plants which during certain hours of the day are unable to cover the water lost through transpiration by the supply coming from the roots.

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  • Pythium, which causes the damping off of seedlings, reducing them to a putrid mass in a few hours, and Phytophthora, the agent of the potato disease.

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  • The next change observable after some hours is that the untouched cells below the cut grow larger, push tip the dead surface, and divide by walls tangential to it, with the formation of tabloid cork-cells.

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  • When a solution of the strength of about i in zo is applied to the skin it produces a local anaesthesia which lasts for many hours.

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  • The Turkish government also levies taxes on the inhabitants of the river valley, and for this purpose, and to maintain a caravan route from the Mediterranean coast to Bagdad, maintains stations of a few zaptiehs or gens d'armes, at intervals of about 8 hours (caravan time), occupying in general the stations of the old Persian post road.

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  • Most remarkable is the presence of a number of beetles along the seashore between tide-marks, where, sheltered in some secure nook, they undergo immersion twice daily, and have their active life confined to the few hours of the low ebb.

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  • The dvornik is on duty for sixteen hours at a stretch, during which he is not allowed to sleep or even to shelter in the porch.

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  • More recently legislation has beenassed to safeguard the lives and interests of Hours of P g Lab ur.

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  • In 1893 an act was passed by parliament giving the Board power to interfere if or when representations are made to them by or on behalf of any servant or class of servants of a railway company that the hours of work are unduly long, or do not provide sufficient intervals of uninterrupted rest between the periods of duty, or sufficient relief in respect of Sunday duty.

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  • This act has been the means of effecting a considerable reduction in the hours worked by railway men on certain railways, and no case has yet arisen in which a reference to the Commissioners has been necessary.

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  • Such modifications of the hours of work have not only been beneficial to the men, but have improved the discipline of the staff and the punctuality and regularity of the train service, particularly in respect of the goods trains.

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  • He complains especially of his tutors, and in one case with abundant reason; but, by his own confession, they might have recriminated with justice, for he indulged in gay society, and kept late hours.

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  • With all his devotion to study at Lausanne' (he read ten or twelve hours a day), he still found some time for the acquisition of some of the lighter accomplishments, such as riding, dancing, drawing, and also for mingling in such society as the place had to offer.

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  • He complains of the busy idleness in which his time was spent; but, considering the circumstances, so adverse to study, one is rather surprised that the military student should have done so much, than that he did so little; and never probably before were so many hours of literary study spent in a tent.

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  • For three hours the professional regiments of all sorts in the French lines rivalled one another in enduring the fire unmoved, the forerunners of the military systems of to-day, landsknechts, Picardie and Piedmont, showing the feudal gendarmerie that they too were men of honour.

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  • But after three hours, Pescara's light horse having meantime been driven in by the superior light horse of the enemy, the artillery-loving duke of Ferrara conceived the brilliant plan of taking his mobile field-guns to the extreme right of the enemy.

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  • This first or cold stage of the paroxysm varies much in length; in temperate climates it lasts from one to two hours, while in tropical and subtropical countries it may be shortened.

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  • The three stages together will probably have lasted six to twelve hours.

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  • If the first paroxysm should not cease within the twenty-four hours, the fever is not reckoned as an intermittent, but as a remittent.

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  • The periodicity shows itself in the form of an exacerbation of the still continuing fever, and that exacerbation may take place twentyfour hours after the first onset, or the interval may be only half that period, or it may be double.

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  • Her chief amusement during her leisure hours was sweeping the heavens with a small Newtonian telescope.

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  • When Leland Stanford, Jr., University was opened in 1891 he entered with the first class and specialized in geology and engineering, supporting himself by working at various jobs in free hours.

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  • These riotous proceedings provoked the second military expedition of the governor, and on the 16th of May 1771, with a force of about r000 men and officers, he met about twice that number of Regulators on the banks of the Alamance, where, after two hours of fighting, with losses on each side nearly equal, the ammunition of the Regulators was exhausted and they were routed.

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  • Louis Charles was then separated from his mother and aunt to be put in his father's charge, except for a few hours daily, but was restored to the women when Louis was isolated from his family at the beginning of his trial in December.

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  • On his deathbed he turned to the devoted pupils who watched over their master's last hours.

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  • An Anomalistic year is the time (365 days, 6 hours, 13 minutes, 48 seconds) in which the earth (and similarly for any other planet) passes from perihelion to perihelion, or from any given value of the anomaly to the same again.

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  • In each was a piano, the eccentric master of the whole being fond of music as the recreation of his literary hours.

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  • For the present their means were very scanty, and, as the ardent royalism of his brother officers limited his social circle, he plunged into work with the same ardour as before, frequently studying fourteen or fifteen hours a day.

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  • On the 9th of July he received an order from the provisional government at Paris to leave France within twenty-four hours.

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  • In February 1746 he allowed himself to be entrapped by the intrigues of the Pelhams into accepting the secretaryship, but resigned in forty-eight hours.

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  • He also welcomed on behalf of the Government an Eight Hours Miners bill.

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  • A marked disproportion between the life-term of larva and imago is common; the former often lives for months or years, while the latter only survives for weeks or days or hours.

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  • Summoned before the bishop's vicar, his trial was a scene of insult and clamour, ending in his being violently thrust from the court and bidden to leave the city within three hours.

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  • His wife besought the gods below that he might be permitted to return to earth for the space of three hours.

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  • His advocacy of temperance had much to do with securing the passing of the Forbes Mackenzie Act, which secured Sunday closing and shortened hours of sale for Scotland.

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  • The wound proved mortal, and Alp Arslan expired a few hours after he received it, on the 15th of December 1072.

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  • Two assaults were repulsed after hours of hand-to-hand fighting; and when, after a fresh bombardment, the garrison saw that their case was hopeless, they killed their women and children, and only succumbed at last to a third assault because every man of them was either killed or mortally wounded.

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  • Fully aware of the danger, he pays his addresses with extreme caution, frequently waiting for hours in her vicinity before venturing to come to close quarters.

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  • An unskilful workman sometimes ' loses the jar ' and works for hours without accomplishing anything.

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  • Several works were written on the capture of Acre in 1291, especially the Excidium urbis Acconensis, a treatise which emerges to throw light, after many years of darkness, on the last hours of the kingdom.

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  • The wire ought to be so treated for many hours before it is placed in the instrument.

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  • He immediately began to complain to Hyde, earl of Clarendon, of the poverty of the see, and based claims for a better benefice on a certain secret service, which he explained on the 20th of January 1661 to be the sole invention of the Eikon Basilike, The Pourtraicture of his sacred Majestic in his Solitudes and Sufferings put forth within a few hours after the execution of Charles I.

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  • Few are found to observe the law concerning the Five Hours of Prayer, and many fail to put in an appearance at the Friday congregational services in the mosques.

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  • They also contributed to sacred literature themselves in the composition of new psalms. Attendance to the ordinary needs of nature was entirely relegated to the hours of darkness.

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  • Sometimes he would pass hours thinking of a certain illustrious lady, devising means of seeing her and of doing deeds that would win her favour; at other times the thoughts suggested by the books got the upper hand.

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  • Seven hours a day he spent on his knees in prayer and three times a day he scourged his emaciated body.

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  • It is also prepared by digesting precipitated mercuric sulphide with an alkaline sulphide fox some hours; it is said that Chinese vermilion owes its superiority to being made in this way.

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  • When heated in air for many hours it decomposes, yielding carbon dioxide, phenol and xanthone.