Keep track of the hours; also, know how to read a clock or watch. For example, This old clock still tells time quite accurately, or He taught his niece to tell time by using a cuckoo clock. This expression uses tell in the sense of “reckon” or “calculate,” a usage dating from about a.d. 1000.
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Since the 1950s, fluoride has adapted itself to the prevailing concerns of the time.
But give the Kingdom credit for its sense of mercy: The lashes will be administered only 50 at a time.
“I think for trans men who are dating every time they hook up they have another coming out,” Sandler said.
As far as I can tell, this magazine spent as much time making fun of French politicians as it did of Muslims or Islam.
Thus, more time is spent organization and obtaining ones free of failings.
And to tell the truth, she couldn't help wishing he could see, so he could make the game livelier.The Tale of Grandfather Mole|Arthur Scott Bailey
It ended on a complaint that she was 'tired rather and spending my time at full length on a deck-chair in the garden.'
Ages back—let musty geologists tell us how long ago—'twas a lake, larger than the Lake of Geneva.
Each day she resolved, "To-morrow I will tell Felipe;" and when to-morrow came, she put it off again.Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson
The vision—it had been an instantaneous flash after all and nothing more—had left his mind completely for the time.