“About 30 seconds and traffic started going, but no one blew their horns,” Johnson told the grand jury.
For less than 90 seconds of airtime in an episode, he or she receives $10,000.
There would be a two-hour broadcast in which 10 singers would perform for 70 seconds each.
It lasted for 15 seconds, with a bit of a rock in the middle.
Sure enough, within seconds, he looked up with what I would describe as only faintly bemused indignation and said, “ Ar-guably?”
By meridian altitude of sun, camp is in latitude 33 degrees 90 minutes 49 seconds South.
For seconds, there was revealed the busy stenographer, bent over his pad.
When I came to (if I really ever was out—seconds later, at most) there were no more pink lines.
I thought they might have bettered that a couple of seconds.
To Papa Gato's eternal credit be it said that he held his ground for several distinct seconds.
"articles below the first quality," c.1600, plural of second (n.) "that which is after the first" (early 14c.), from second (adj.); originally attested in this sense in a Shakespeare sonnet. Meaning "second helping of food at a meal" is recorded from 1792.
"next after first," c.1300, from Old French second, secont, and directly from Latin secundus "following, next in time or order," also "secondary, subordinate, inferior," from root of sequi "follow" (see sequel). Replaced native other in this sense because of the ambiguousness of the earlier word. Second sight is from 1610s; an etymologically perverse term, because it means in reality the sight of events before, not after, they occur. Second fiddle first attested 1809:
A metaphor borrowed from a musical performer who plays the second or counter to one who plays the first or the "air." [Bartlett, "Dictionary of Americanisms," 1848]
"one-sixtieth of a minute of degree," also "sixtieth part of a minute of time," late 14c. in geometry, from Old French seconde, from Medieval Latin secunda, short for secunda pars minuta "second diminished part," the result of the second division of the hour by sixty (the first being the "prime minute," now called the minute), from Latin secunda, fem. of secundus (see second (adj.)). The second hand of a clock is attested from 1759.
1580s, "to support or represent in a duel, fight, etc.," from Middle French seconder, from Latin secundare "to assist, make favorable," from secundus "assisting, favorable, following, second" (see second (adj.)). The noun in this sense is first recorded 1580s. The verb in the parliamentary sense is first recorded 1590s. Related: Seconded; seconding.
second sec·ond2 (sěk'ənd)
Coming next after the first in order, place, rank, time, or quality.
Being the next closest to the innermost digit, especially on the foot.