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
References in classic literature ?
Philip had agreed to wait outside from a quarter past seven onwards.
It was a quarter past seven when he left the hotel.
In a different video posted online, Rob tells the camera: "It's quarter past seven.
The last sighting we have at the present time is when he was with family at around quarter past seven on Tuesday evening.
His mobile has been switched off since about quarter past seven last night, and we've tried to phone him a couple of times.
The other day I was out at quarter past seven in the morning with the Dunblane girls team who have got through to the schools final and that's as exciting for me.
I used to be on the golf course by two but now I'm working from quarter past seven to half six at night.
In fact, on many occasions we break open the After Eight mints at quarter past seven.
We would hit the yard at about quarter past seven every morning," O'Brien says.
I'm not one for waking up early in the morning but since I've been here I'm up at quarter past seven looking forward to training.