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 ?
At a quarter past six the professor and his daughter had resumed their work.
He proposes to call at about quarter past six to-morrow evening, if Dr.
It was a quarter past six when we left Baker Street, and it still wanted ten minutes to the hour when we found ourselves in Serpentine Avenue.
We went out this morning (Thursday) at about quarter past six.
Dubai It's quarter past six on a Thursday evening, and the Dubai Fountain sidewalk outside Dubai Mall is teeming with people.
I lost a stone in the first two weeks and I've kept it up by getting up every morning at quarter past six to go jogging.
By six o'clock or quarter past six I was in the medical assessment unit in Llandough, and at about 12.
Martha Lindsey-Brooke Easley and Jason Hugh Nicholson were united in marriage on April 26, 2008, at a quarter past six in the evening at Huntington by the Sea in Destin, Florida.
You just have to turn up to training and you'll see that if you're training at seven o'clock, they're all there at quarter past six.
This game, of course, was kicking-off at quarter past six.
Feet were aching, legs were sore At quarter to six I hastened my pace To the number 9 stop in Dumfries Place, With nobody in sight I looked at the display Which said 'no buses from here today', "Event Millennium Stadium" the electric sign said Follow instructions, go to Churchill Way instead So I gathered my bags and went back again Past the Capitol Centre from whence I'd just came, At Churchill Way on the post was a sign It showed times on Saturday of buses 8 and 9, I waited and waited 'til quarter past six, I wondered how to get out of this fix, No buses, drivers or inspectors in sight To direct or assist or help in my plight Dumfries Place?
The mother of four said, "I woke up at a quarter past six and I could hear bangs, crashes, glass smashing and car alarms going off.
Mr McNarry added: "A couple were out collecting wood around quarter past six on Monday night.
And yet the girls were going across that car park at what, quarter past six.