at the time

at the time

At the particular period or moment in the past that is being discussed. I had no knowledge of wrongdoing at the time—if I had, I certainly would have reported it.
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at the ˈtime

at a particular moment in the past; then: I remember watching the first men on the moon on television; I was only six at the time.
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It also prevents the bodies of men from acquiring their full size if they marry before their growth is completed; for this is the determinate period, which prevents any further increase; for which reason the proper time for a woman to marry is eighteen, for a man thirty-seven, a little more or less; for when they marry at that time their bodies are in perfection, and they will also cease to have children at a proper time; and moreover with respect to the succession of the children, if they have them at the time which may reasonably be expected, they will be just arriving into perfection when their parents are sinking down under the load of seventy years.
Of course I read other things of Pope's besides his pastorals, even at the time I read these so much.
The Swift One was sick at the time I received this injury.
Evidently the door of The Yellow Room was open at the time Monsieur Stangerson was alone, and that he allowed the man who was coming out of his daughter's chamber to pass without arresting him--perhaps at her entreaty to avoid all scandal.
My theory, based on the evidence of the shots that were heard at midnight, demanded two shots--one which wounded the murderer at the time of his attack, and one fired at the time of the nightmare.
The professor had stated that at the time when he and his daughter were about to re-enter the laboratory he was met by the keeper and held in conversation about the cutting of some wood and the poachers.
They were extremely compromising, which explains his distress at the time when we spoke to him about them.
He said the Daily News has outperformed expectations at the time of its purchase.
The Post buried it on page B5, where, as this magazine's Charles Peters observed at the time, "there was little danger it would be noticed by the criminals to whom Holder was trying to send a message,"
At the time, he was spending the week in California filming MASH and commuting home each weekend to his family on the East Coast.
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