Definition of 'o'clock'
Example sentences containing 'o'clock'
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There have been texts at one o'clock in the morning. The Sun (2016)And they've told you that they will be there between nine o'clock and three? The Sun (2016)They had come at about ten o'clock. HISTORY PLAY: The Lives and After-life of Christopher Marlowe (2004)We meet a little after nine o'clock. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The meet was for two o'clock inside the museum. Times, Sunday Times (2015)She will collect you at one o'clock. Times, Sunday Times (2012)But now it was after five o'clock. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Just before two o'clock we passed a grass roof off to the left. Indian Balm - Travels in the Southern Subcontinent (1994)At five o'clock one morning the police called. The Sun (2012)The meeting was scheduled for nine o'clock. Times, Sunday Times (2012)At two o'clock we examined them for the last time as we fed them. Secrets of the Soil (1990)About one o'clock the doctor came stealing in. The Princess and the Curdie (1883)At three o'clock the two teams came out onto the pitch. Times, Sunday Times (2014)At ten o'clock the movie ended. Christianity Today (2000)It was nine o'clock at night. Vanity Fair (1837)You might think that doesn't sound many but it was ten o'clock in the morning. The Sun (2010)It is just after 10 o'clock in the morning on another baking hot and humid day here. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Left his lodgings at ten o'clock at night, and has not been heard of since. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1892)
Translations for 'o'clock'
British English: o'clock ADVERB
You use o'clock after numbers from one to twelve to say what time it is. For example, if you say that it is 9 o'clock, you mean that it is nine hours after midnight or nine hours after midday.
I got up at seven o'clock this morning.
Definition of o'clock from the Collins English Dictionary
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