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If dark matter were to interact with a nuclear clock, the interaction could tweak the clock’s ticking.

That ticking bomb got louder, and my sense of time felt both finite and endless.

Global warming, and the ticking clock to combat it, has also led to a new generation of leaders such as 18-year-old Greta Thunberg.

From Ozy

Despite the cookie deprecation countdown clock ticking, however, at this stage many publishers are hesitant to dive into identifiers.

From Digiday

By listening more closely to the ticking of our internal clocks, researchers expect to uncover novel ways to help everybody get more out of their sleeping and waking lives.

From Time

So that was just a ticking time bomb until the Germans had to do something.

He becomes increasingly paranoid by the societal fixtures around him—a ticking clock, a ringing phone.

He set about ticking the boxes required of any self-respecting plutocrat enthusiastically.

A case could be made that Bynes was, in effect, a ticking time bomb.

But in the background, a separate time-bomb is ticking for Israel.

The school buzz died away, and you could hear the ticking of my little clock.

A silence fell between the two men, broken only by the low ticking of the little Sheraton clock upon the mantelshelf.

There was a silence, only broken by the monotonous ticking of the carved Swiss clock and the deep sobs of the kneeling girl.

Down the block, a taxi that had been parked with meter ticking across from Engel's apartment-hotel drew away slowly.

The ticking in this case should be boiled in a wash-boiler, and the filling is to be rinsed before drying.

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On this page you'll find 32 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to ticking, such as: breathing, contemporary, alert, animated, awake, and brisk.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.