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proper time

noun
1.
time measured by a clock that has the same motion as the observer. Any clock in motion relative to the observer, or in a different gravitational field, will not, according to the theory of relativity, measure proper time
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  • Then he introduced me to Mr. Martinez as the grateful result of a well-lined stomach applied at the proper time.

    Plain Mary Smith Henry Wallace Phillips
  • It has come to me right out of myself, so I know that it has come at the proper time.

    De Profundis Oscar Wilde
  • But they did not ask, knowing that, whatever it was, it would be better to wait and find out at the proper time.

    The Hills of Desire Richard Aumerle Maher
  • If they yield any information, I will be glad to share it with you at the proper time.

  • He went to the vault and opened it at the proper time and examined its contents casually.

    Ted Strong's Motor Car Edward C. Taylor
  • He gets his fodder at the proper time, and takes no care about it.

  • The fat would be in the fire months, perhaps, before the proper time.

    Rung Ho! Talbot Mundy
  • But this is not the proper time to complain of the melancholy lot of an individual.

  • You promise, however, when the proper time comes, to make me acquainted with it?

    The Tithe-Proctor William Carleton
  • “Mind that we are called at proper time in the morning,” said B. to the man.

    Diary of a Pilgrimage Jerome K. Jerome

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