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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DS Mills said: "At quarter past two he left home and prior to leaving she was lying on the sofa as if dozing off.
He said: "I got woken up at about quarter past two on Monday morning by my flatmates thumping on my door saying the motorbikes had been set on fire.
The school day will end at quarter past two instead of one o'clock, said the Minister.
"It went on until quarter past two. It was all out in the garden - it woke me up."
"It went on until quarter past two. It was all out in the garden -- it woke me up," the insider recalled.
"It went on until quarter past two. It was all out in the garden - it woke me up," the Mirror quoted a neighbour as saying.
The first was at 6am, but today's was quarter past two in the afternoon.
It's a good thing that his wife still meets him at "a quarter past two" every day and passes him a sandwich through the open window of the trolley that he's stuck on.
Mum Rachel, 25, of Midville Walk, Middlesbrough, said: "I came into hospital at about 10.30pm on New Year's Eve and he arrived just about a quarter past two - four days late and weighing eight-and-a-half pounds." Rachel and proud dad Scott, 22, chose his name because it was unusual.
But those BBC1 viewers still hiding behind the sofa after Wednesday night's fall off the emotional rollercoaster might just want to stay there until about a quarter past two, as this is not a 'gimme' for Britain's most popular jumper.
"We started at quarter past two, while Leeds started at two o'clock, " Souness said.
We returned from our holiday at quarter past two in the morning, and the scene that greeted us was appalling."
Already, the same green and white brethren who left without their party and championship title last month are making vengeful noisesabout how many goals they are gonna fire past us between half past 12 and quarter past two on Saturday, July 30th.
All mine ever says is things like 'quarter past two.'