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  • adv. When.


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  • Schirra and Stafford in Gemini VI had not taken the time to eat early enough in their mission, leaving them hungry and in need of energy by the time they rendezvoused with Borman and Lovell in Gemini VII.

    First Man

  • He ducked into the little shop and started chatting with the woman there and their conversation went on a bit, and it was discouragingly late by the time we headed down to the first tee partenza, it is called in Italiandeparture.

    The Italian Summer

  • She was completely worn out by the time she found herself outside the terminal building, sliding her bags into the back-seat of a taxi and climbing in after them.

    Bubble in the Bathtub

  • I had returned to my pre-pregnancy weight by the time my maternity leave was over, and was faced with yet another revelation: My health was still at risk, and now my life was about more than just me.

    CSS: Shaping the New You

  • There were signs early on of Scowcrofts influence, but certainly by the time of the Gulf War crisis in the second half of 1990, it was clear that the national security adviser had become the presidents indispensable policy companion, and the two of them together drove the international agenda of the administrationfor good and for ill.

    In the Shadow of the Oval Office

  • And by the time he walked me to the Métro station that evening, I had been in love with him for ages and knew that he was the one I wanted.

    Bubble in the Bathtub

  • I cried out as I felt myself falling, too fast to right myself, and by the time my elbows hit the leaf-coated ground, she had gotten a huge lead on me.


  • Moreover, since by the time of Carters final response, the secretary of state was negotiating at the Soviet Embassy and unreachable via normal secret channels, the national security adviser conveyed Carters decision on an open telephone line easily susceptible to Soviet eavesdropping.

    In the Shadow of the Oval Office

  • “Bonita Cuaquerita,” he said, and by the time he set her down, she was laughing.

    Plain Language

  • LaShekia, who stands five foot six, had dropped to an emaciated ninety-five pounds by the time she returned home.

    The Autoimmune Epidemic


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