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 Meanings and Examples of HOUR
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hour
 n.  the 24th part of a day, 60 minutes
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  One morning a young girl called, fashionably dressed, and stayed for half an hour or more.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER II. THE SCIENCE OF DEDUCTION
2  That trick of his of breaking in on his friends' thoughts with an apropos remark after a quarter of an hour's silence is really very showy and superficial.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER II. THE SCIENCE OF DEDUCTION
3  Alas, in less than an hour there was a ring at the bell, and I learned that Mr. Drebber had returned.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER VI. TOBIAS GREGSON SHOWS WHAT HE CAN DO
4  Fixing her with my eye in a way which I always found effective with women, I asked her at what hour her son returned.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER VI. TOBIAS GREGSON SHOWS WHAT HE CAN DO
5  Had the wanderer remained awake for another half hour a strange sight would have met his eyes.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER I. ON THE GREAT ALKALI PLAIN
6  This aneurism of mine makes me easily tired, and the tussle we had half an hour ago has not mended matters.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER VI. A CONTINUATION OF THE REMINISCENCES OF JOHN W...
7  I watched them late and early, but never saw the ghost of a chance; but I was not discouraged, for something told me that the hour had almost come.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER VI. A CONTINUATION OF THE REMINISCENCES OF JOHN W...
8  Well, I waited for a quarter of an hour, or more, when suddenly there came a noise like people struggling inside the house.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER VI. A CONTINUATION OF THE REMINISCENCES OF JOHN W...
9  I woke him up and told him that the hour had come when he was to answer for the life he had taken so long before.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER VI. A CONTINUATION OF THE REMINISCENCES OF JOHN W...
10  Breakfast was an hour later than usual, and after breakfast there was a ceremony which was observed every week without fail.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter III
11  He had made arrangements with the cockerel to call him three-quarters of an hour earlier in the mornings instead of half an hour.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter VI
12  And when, some days afterwards, it was announced that from now on the pigs would get up an hour later in the mornings than the other animals, no complaint was made about that either.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter VI
13  Boxer would even come out at nights and work for an hour or two on his own by the light of the harvest moon.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter VI
14  He would perch on a stump, flap his black wings, and talk by the hour to anyone who would listen.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter IX
15  After about a quarter of an hour Squealer appeared, full of sympathy and concern.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter IX
Example Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
16  This is his accustomed hour to go to bed.
17  Racing was halted for an hour while the track was repaired.
18  He postponed his trip at the eleventh hour.
19  One hour today is worth two tomorrow.
20  An hour in the morning is worth two in the evening.
21  An hour in the morning before breakfast is worth two all the rest of the day.
22  The hour is a unit of time.
23  The wait was mercifully brief, little more than an hour.
24  I can meet a person in a minute, like a person in an hour and lovea person in a day, but it will take me a whole life to forgetyou.
25  York was within an hour's drive.
26  He called the minister of the interior and, lo and behold, within about an hour, the prisoners were released.
27  They emptied three bottles of beer within half an hour.
28  The worker is paid by the hour.
29  Some doctors advise setting aside a certain hour each day for worry.
30  The darkest hour is that before the dawn.