at the appointed time

at the appointed time

At a specific, designated time. You need to be in court at the appointed time. I'll never get to my interview at the appointed time with all this traffic!
See also: appoint, time

at the appointed time

at the expected or assigned time. The cab pulled up in the driveway at the appointed time. We all met at the hotel at the appointed time.
See also: appoint, time
References in classic literature ?
At the appointed time, to the moment, I rang the bell at the office door.
There were local tales of his having exerted his powers of prognosis, or perhaps you would say diagnosis; and it was said that in every instance the person whose friends he had warned had died suddenly at the appointed time, and from no assignable cause.
I attended it at the appointed time, the legal formalities requiring my presence in the room, but as it turned out, not calling on me to repeat my evidence.
At the appointed time he approached, leading the bride, a comely copper-colored dame attired in her Indian finery.
But be sure that His hand, when it rises, always falls at the appointed time.
All the commanders of columns were summoned to the commander in chief's and with the exception of Prince Bagration, who declined to come, were all there at the appointed time.
He came round at the appointed time, took out his jack-knife, and sat down to his meal.
It was the American steamer, leaving for Yokohama at the appointed time.
All passages must be paid for when taken, in order that the most perfect arrangements be made for starting at the appointed time.
Mosey compared her written directions with the medicine-bottles on the table, and set one apart to be used at the appointed time.
However, at the appointed time, 25 of the committee's 27 members failed to even show up, including notably Ms Kamran herself, who is due to retire this month.
Besides, there used to be parking issues with limited facilities and overcrowding but that has been tackled because people now report to the centres at the appointed time.
Tickets are not necessary for the preview evenings - simply turn up at the appointed time.
At the appointed time, an Xpert meets the customer at his or her convenience, sets up the new phone and transfers all content, including contacts, pictures, games and apps.
Years of getting to the appointed place at the appointed time only to receive a call 25 mins later to let you know they are JUST LEAVING HOME NOW, forcing you to sit in the pub for well over what is comfortable for a lone woman, batting off glances and advances - that kind of thing toughens you up.