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true time

noun
1.
apparent solar time; the time as shown by a sundial.
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  • It is now twenty-five minutes past eight by the true time, as my watch has it.

    The Guardian Angel Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  • Night is, in fact, their true time for rapine and desperate deeds.

    The Plant Hunters Mayne Reid
  • Having the Greenwich time in the watch, we observe the sun, in order to ascertain the true time, wherever we may happen to be.

    Jack Tier or The Florida Reef James Fenimore Cooper
  • If the temple was cleansed but once, John indicates the true time.

  • Being in doubt as to the true time, I am resolved to regard to-morrow, and every seventh day in succession, as the Sabbath.

    In the Wrong Paradise Andrew Lang
  • What we do is this: We set our chronometers at Greenwich, and thus keep the Greenwich true time wherever we go.

    Jack Tier or The Florida Reef James Fenimore Cooper
  • Also that if a clock goes fast, it comes to register an hour behind the true time, and the other way round.

  • It was true time had added but little to his height or breadth of figure, for he was a well-grown youth when he went away.

    The Lamplighter Maria S. Cummins
  • On the twenty-ninth of January, when the old and true time was in observance, there could have been no doubt about the question.

  • The reign of Queen Anne, which covers the period between these two foreign kings, is therefore the true time of transition.

    A Short History of England G. K. Chesterton
British Dictionary definitions for true time

true time

noun
1.
the time shown by a sundial; solar time. When the sun is at the highest point in its daily path, the true time is exactly noon Compare mean time
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