some time ago


some time ago
before a great while

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • sometime, some time —    Most often it is one word: They will arrive sometime tomorrow. But when some is used as an adjective equivalent to a short or a long or an indefinite, it should be two words: The announcement was made some time ago. Three considerations may… …   Dictionary of troublesome word

  • sometime, some time —    Most often it is one word: They will arrive sometime tomorrow. But when some is used as an adjective equivalent to a short or a long or an indefinite, it should be two words: The announcement was made some time ago. Three considerations may… …   Dictionary of troublesome word

  • time — 1 /taIm/ noun TIME 1 (U) something that is measured in minutes, hours, years etc using clocks: a machine that can travel through time | The basic unit of time, the second, was redefined in 1967. | time passes/goes by: time goes by so quickly… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • time — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 what is measured in minutes, hours, days, etc. TIME + VERB ▪ elapse, go by, pass ▪ As time went by we saw less and less of each other. ▪ The changing seasons mark the passing of time …   Collocations dictionary

  • ago — adjective used to show how far back in the past something happened: 5 minutes/an hour/20 years ago: Michael left the office about half an hour ago. | long ago/a long time ago: I met Aunt Hetty once, a very long time ago. | a minute/moment ago: I… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • ago — a|go W1S1 [əˈgəu US əˈgou] adv [Date: 1400 1500; Origin: From the past participle of ago to pass away (11 17 centuries), from Old English agan, from gan to go ] used to show how far back in the past something happened 5 minutes/an hour/20 years… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Time Banking — refers to a pattern of reciprocal service exchange which uses units of time as currency and is an example of an alternative economic system. A Time Bank, also known as a Service Exchange, is a community which practices time banking. The unit of… …   Wikipedia

  • some — [ səm, strong sʌm ] function word, quantifier *** Some can be used in the following ways: as a determiner (followed by an uncountable noun): I ll make some coffee. (followed by a plural noun): She brought me some flowers. (followed by a singular… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • time — time1 W1S1 [taım] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(minutes/hours etc)¦ 2¦(on a clock)¦ 3¦(occasion)¦ 4¦(point when something happens)¦ 5¦(period of time)¦ 6¦(available time)¦ 7 all the time 8 most of the time 9 half the time 10 at tim …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Time discipline — In sociology and anthropology, time discipline is the general name given to social and economic rules, conventions, customs, and expectations governing the measurement of time, the social currency and awareness of time measurements, and people s… …   Wikipedia


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