quarter past (a given hour in time)

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quarter past (a given hour in time)

A quarter of an hour (15 minutes) after the named hour in time. A: "What time does the movie start?" B: "Not until a quarter past eight, so we've got plenty of time!" I thought I'd be home already, but with this traffic, it'll be quarter past before I'm back.
See also: given, hour, past, quarter
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I failed to find Lord Hilton at his house, but I was told he was expected from London by the six o'clock train from Waterloo; and as it was then about a quarter past five, I went home, had some tea, and walked up to the station to waylay him.
At quarter past five everything was ready, and the neighbors, those at least who were within sight of the brick house (a prominent object in the landscape when there were no leaves on the trees), were curious almost to desperation.
Even so, however, they slept soundly-- it was necessary for Teta Elzbieta to pound more than once on the at a quarter past five every morning.
About quarter past five, the doctor from neurosurgery was also called, but none turned up, he admitted.
Dubai: It is quarter past five on a Monday evening and a group of women are in their element just chilling.
The Italian's exasperated agent Ray Cochrane, who expects DETTORI to be in action before the end of the week, said yesterday: "It's massively frustrating - I didn't expect to still be haggling about it at quarter past five on Friday.
He had to be there for quarter past five so we left here and picked up his pal at five.
There's an understanding of what is in front of them tomorrow and now we've got to wait until quarter past five until it all kicks off.
It little mattered that the margin of victory had to be calculated by the Duckworth-Lewis method after heavy rain had forced the players off the field at quarter past five.
Mr Findlay, addressing the witness, said: 'You and Mr Dickie must have been going up the the Roan's Dyke path around about 10 past, quarter past five, and if Jodi is allegedly murdered at or around quarter past, 20 past, 25 past five .
Fans started filing into Busch Stadium at quarter past five.
Yesterday's third round began at three o'clock in the afternoon for some and for the leaders, Colin Montgomerie, Darren Clarke and Richard Green at a quarter past five in the evening.
She said: "His last words were that he would see me at a quarter past five.
We got a call at quarter past five in the morning and he was already dead.