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 ?
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.
Now, the bus leaves at a quarter past five, don't be late.' "That was it.
Paul said: "We got a call at quarter past five in the morning, telling us we needed to get into hospital quickly for Buddy.
He called me at a quarter past five in the evening.
It is currently quarter past five on Thursday afternoon...
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." Cochrane, who had secured a full book of rides for DETTORI on Leicester's evening card, went on: "There's nothing I can do about it.
One of the committee's sons is a funeral director, I think he had a few phone calls at quarter past five!
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.