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behind time

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  • If you are not behind time so far this is where you drop a quarter of an hour.

  • "Five minutes behind time" has ruined many a man and many a firm.

    How to Succeed Orison Swett Marden
  • "It is full half an hour behind time," looking at her watch.

    Floyd Grandon's Honor

    Amanda Minnie Douglas
  • They were behind time and the train seemed to loiter in serenest unconcern.

    Play the Game! Ruth Comfort Mitchell
  • The fat Major will arrive in Révonde behind time—that is all.

    A Modern Mercenary

    Kate Prichard and Hesketh Vernon Hesketh-Prichard
  • But they are behind time, and the others will reach the boat before them!

  • It is a great thing to know how to roll on so as never to be behind time.

    The White Rose of Memphis William C. Falkner
  • Where have you been lingering, that you are behind time at school?

    The Funny Side of Physic A. D. Crabtre
  • Tom thought that the Nancy Hazlewood was at least three weeks behind time.

    Within the Capes Howard Pyle
  • They might be said to be about three weeks behind time, and the cuckoo a fortnight.

    Field and Hedgerow Richard Jefferies

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