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time limit

a period of time within which an action or procedure must be done or completed.
Origin of time limit
1875-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The unconscious, at all events, knows no time limit.
  • If he goes over the time limit, he is penalized ten points per extra minute.
  • The demise of the sun strikes me as a drop dead end time limit.
  • There was no need for them to establish residence, and no time limit to ownership.
  • The time limit ensures that the drugs are completely out of the patients system.
  • Someone has to keep speakers within a certain time limit so they all get a chance to talk.
  • If you don't enforce the time limit, they won't practice for it, and they'll ramble on forever.
  • Thirdly, unlike graduate education, there is no time limit on achieving an undergraduate degree.
  • They really put a time limit on you without the pretenses of being a minion of the grad system.
  • Ratcheting up the time limit on a regular basis becomes a reasonable way of approximating that perpetuity.

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