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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At a quarter past nine, precisely, to commence work for her employer; at one, she had a remission of half an hour; and at six, she became her own mistress.
At quarter past nine, with hot water, ice, and everything ready in anticipation, she heard the gate click and Billy's step come up the porch.
30pm, going straight to the studio, getting there at about a quarter past nine and then training from a quarter past nine 'til about 12 or 1am, getting home for half one, learning my lines, getting into bed just after two, getting to sleep about half two and then getting up at seven and doing it again.
My schedule for the last four months has been getting up at seven in the morning, going to work from eight 'til 8:30(pm), going straight to the studio, getting there at about a quarter past nine and then training from a quarter past nine 'til about twelve or one o'clock in the morning, getting home for half one, learning my lines, getting into bed just after two, getting to sleep about half two and then getting up at seven and doing it again," he said.
When I was at Blackpool it helped that I only lived 15 minutes down the road but we had to be in for 10 and I would be getting up at quarter past nine.
In the morning we all meet up at quarter past nine on the pitch and putt golf course.
In the offending clip he could be seen sat in a car talking to the camera and joked about the pronunciation of Wal Mart on his satnav, before continuing: "It's quarter past nine at night here which obviously is still quite early.
By quarter past nine, the school hall was overflowing with princesses, cheerleaders, pirates and fairies - and many more besides.
I found out on the radio going in at a quarter to nine and I wasn't meeting the chairman and Jez Moxey until quarter past nine.
We got down there at about quarter past nine and at first it looked quite daunting as the whole pitch was covered in about three or four inches of snow.