a portion of timea period of a few months
For a long time I didn't tell anyone.
a 12-month term of service
birds arriving for the breeding season
They've come a long way in a short space of time.
Their run of luck is holding.
He would study for eight- to ten-hour stretches.
There has been a spell of dry weather.
The crisis is entering a crucial phase.
patch (British, informal),
His marriage is going through a rough patch.
There was a long interval of silence.
The batteries had a life span of six hours.
a portion of time specified in some waythe Victorian period
the age of steam and steel
The whole island could become a desert within a generation.
time, , ,
The design has remained unchanged since the time of the pharaohs.
the final stage of the tour
An inquest will be held at a later date.
a custom pre-dating the Christian era
the beginning of a major epoch in world history
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in the sense of date
the particular day or year when an event happenedAn inquest will be held at a later date.
in the sense of epoch
a long period of time marked by some predominant characteristicthe beginning of a major epoch in world history
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