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synonyms for dead time

  • downtime
  • insensitive time
  • limbo
  • time delay
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It ended on a complaint that she was 'tired rather and spending my time at full length on a deck-chair in the garden.'
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
A little boy of four was moved to passionate grief at the sight of a dead dog taken from a pond.
CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
The vision—it had been an instantaneous flash after all and nothing more—had left his mind completely for the time.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
About this time the famous Philippine painter, Juan Luna (vide p. 195), was released after six monthsʼ imprisonment as a suspect.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
I hate to be long at my toilette at any time; but to delay much in such a matter while travelling is folly.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 60, NO. 372, OCTOBER 1846VARIOUS
Now, it immediately occurred to Davy that he had never in his whole life had all the plums he wanted at any one time.
DAVY AND THE GOBLINCHARLES E. CARRYL
Arches more graceful in form, or better fitted to defy the assaults of time, I have never seen.
GLANCES AT EUROPEHORACE GREELEY
In treble, second and fourth, the first change is a dodge behind; and the second time the treble leads, there's a double Bob.
TINTINNALOGIA, OR, THE ART OF RINGINGRICHARD DUCKWORTH AND FABIAN STEDMAN
Several pioneers familiar with the facts of the tragedy at the time of its occurrence were also present.
AMONG THE SIOUXR. J. CRESWELL
On to Gaba Tepe just in time to see the opening, the climax and the end of the dreaded Turkish counter attack.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
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