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true time

apparent solar time; the time as shown by a sundial. Unabridged
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  • Night is, in fact, their true time for rapine and desperate deeds.

    The Plant Hunters Mayne Reid
  • If we deduct this lap, it will stand one hundred and twenty-one, the true time.

    The Christ Of Paul George Reber
  • If the temple was cleansed but once, John indicates the true time.

  • She felt that evening would be the true time, after the cares of day were over.

    The Last of the Peterkins Lucretia P. Hale
  • What we do is this: We set our chronometers at Greenwich, and thus keep the Greenwich true time wherever we go.

    Jack Tier or The Florida Reef James Fenimore Cooper
  • Having the Greenwich time in the watch, we observe the sun, in order to ascertain the true time, wherever we may happen to be.

    Jack Tier or The Florida Reef James Fenimore Cooper
  • It is now twenty-five minutes past eight by the true time, as my watch has it.

    The Guardian Angel Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  • To what friend to direct thee I know not, for all mine have left me in the true time of trial.

  • It was true time had added but little to his height or breadth of figure, for he was a well-grown youth when he went away.

    The Lamplighter Maria S. Cummins
  • On the twenty-ninth of January, when the old and true time was in observance, there could have been no doubt about the question.

British Dictionary definitions for true time

true time

the time shown by a sundial; solar time. When the sun is at the highest point in its daily path, the true time is exactly noon Compare mean time
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