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The period of time listed on this menu—ranging from 15 seconds to 30 minutes—controls how long your phone will sit idle before going into standby and displaying the lock screen.Android security settings you should check right now|David Nield|September 24, 2020|Popular Science
Scripps may have been a millionaire – the equivalent of a billionaire today – but she was no shill for the idle rich.Suffragette City: San Diego’s Crucial Role in Getting Women the Vote|Randy Dotinga|August 6, 2020|Voice of San Diego
They launched a new service – previously there was an offline point, which is now closed, and the equipment is idle.
These governments have been paying idled employees 60 to 90 percent of their wages through their employer.
So, after years of idle complaining, I finally decided to try to do something about it.America’s Math Curriculum Doesn’t Add Up (Ep. 391)|Steven D. Levitt|October 3, 2019|Freakonomics
After idly admiring the work for almost a week, Iolas gained the courage to enter his very first gallery.
The street vendor, an older man in a baseball hat, sits by idly as tourists flood past the table.Banksy’s Biggest Trick Yet: Selling His Art on the Street for $60|Isabel Wilkinson|October 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
There is more honor in death than watching a single Egyptian harmed while its Army is standing idly by.As Protests Roil Egypt, Some In Opposition Bring Arms To ‘Defend Themselves’|Mike Giglio|June 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
"We cannot stand idly by and allow such atrocities to continue," he said.Israel To Compensate Turkish Flotilla Victims Who Drop Lawsuits|Orly Halpern|May 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
After finishing his massacre, Holmes walked out to the movie-theater parking lot, and reportedly began idly firing at his car.A Look at the Aurora Shooter’s Guns, Including the AR-15|Alex Klein|July 22, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Idly his pen traced upon the paper in front of him a large X, the sign of the unknown quantity.Uncanny Tales|Various
The countenances round him turned sinister, but not idly, negatively sinister: they grew dark with purpose.Three More John Silence Stories|Algernon Blackwood
Edna was sitting on the tabouret, idly brushing the tips of a feather duster along the carpet when he came in again.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
The Nora lies becalmed not far from the Goodwin buoy, with her sails hanging idly on the yards.The Floating Light of the Goodwin Sands|R.M. Ballantyne
He watches the budding of evil instincts, the ignoble habits idly acquired in degradation.Charles Baudelaire, His Life|Thophile Gautier