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 Meanings and Examples of TIMELY
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timely
 a.  being or occurring in good time; sufficiently early; seasonable
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  The episode of Nettie Crane's timely rescue from disease had been one of the most satisfying incidents of her connection with Gerty's charitable work.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 13
2  Now, by reason of this timely spinning round the boat upon its axis, its bow, by anticipation, was made to face the whale's head while yet under water.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 133. The Chase—First Day.
3  The boy grew more daring, and Mrs. Pontellier might have found herself, in a little while, listening to a highly colored story but for the timely appearance of Madame Lebrun.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XX
4  By her next speech, Jo deprived herself of several years of pleasure, and received a timely lesson in the art of holding her tongue.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-NINE
5  And Ulysses answered, "In good truth, goddess, it seems I should have come to much the same bad end in my own house as Agamemnon did, if you had not given me such timely information."
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XIII
6  This momentous pocket-book was a timely reminder to him of another transaction.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 57. THE EMIGRANTS
7  The Romans, however, getting timely notice of this design, at once met and defeated it, in the manner to be more fully noticed when I come to treat of conspiracies.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XX.
8  At times, looking at Zeena's shut face, he felt the chill of such forebodings.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In IV
9  At other times her silence seemed deliberately assumed to conceal far-reaching intentions, mysterious conclusions drawn from suspicions and resentments impossible to guess.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In IV
10  It was delicate embroidery if company were present, but at other times her hands were occupied with Gerald's ruffled shirts, the girls' dresses or garments for the slaves.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
11  Tom Slattery could have sold his farm for three times its value to any of the planters in the County.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
12  She said "fiddle-dee-dee" many times, declared that the truth wasn't in any of them, and vowed that she'd never believe anything any man told her.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
13  He cleared his throat three times to speak and failed each time.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
14  He stuttered several times, closed his mouth and opened it again, and again became geranium colored.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
15  Charles' aunt, Miss Pittypat Hamilton, had written her several times, urging her to permit Scarlett to come to Atlanta for a long visit, and now for the first time Ellen considered it seriously.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
Example Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
16  Times of great change are also times of uncertainty.
17  I like her, although I could cheerfully throttle her at times.
18  I enjoyed the concert, although the playing was rather jerky at times.
19  When I am sad, I take refuge in remembering happier times.
20  I have tried to write this story five times but I am still dissatisfied with me.
21  A certain amount of care or pain or trouble is necessary for every man at all times.
22  In ancient times the messages were relayed from one place to another.
23  The artist retouched the painting several times.
24  These relationships assume great importance in times of crisis.
25  Every man is a fool sometimes, and none at all times.
26  The doctor was called up three times during the night to attend urgent cases.
27  Her attitude is imperious at times.
28  The times that people used canvas boat have become history.
29  Tough times never last, but tough people do.
30  Being able to afford a drink would be a comfort in these tough times.