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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SMALL TIME

Small time for wonder or self-collection did the Duke give the Saxon.

Their journeys on foot must alone have taken up no small time.

They are welcome, but Pray entertaine them a small time, lest I Be unprovided.

But small time there was to spend over mysteries or hidden things.

Coyne gave them small time to wonder what brought him into their midst.

We have quantities of work to do, and small time to do it in.

Having done this, he fired it with a match, so that in a small time our rudder was on fire, and all the ship in a smoke.

Marry, that have I. By the hilts of my sword, I have lost forty crowns in as small time almost as a man might tell it.

There was small time for planning his course of action, and Andy made no plans, but permitted instinct to guide him.

I knew that you had resigned your badge for the so small time of a week, said Elise gently, but one week soon passes.

WORD ORIGIN

1910, originally theater slang for lower-salaried circuits, or ones requiring more daily performances; from noun phrase (also 1910). Cf. big time.

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