Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Time during which one focuses on or dedicates oneself to a person or activity: "When you decide to turn on the TV, you decide ... not to spend quality time with your family” ( Steve Tschirhart).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Time spent by working parents with their children, especially time given over to productive or creative attention.

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Examples

  • Great, quality time with Crazie Kazie, and a personal escort from my dad…and Andie, Avery thought, cringing.

    Beacon Street Girls: Ready! Set! Hawaii!

  • Ever since Mae and Jamie had returned from what Annabel thought was a cry-for-help mission of mad truancy to London, Annabel had been trying to spend quality time with them.

    The Demons Covenant

  • If I took them home it would be at least an hour before I got back to Debs, and in addition we would lose our precious Saturday quality time together.

    Dexter in the dark

  • My dad won Christmas break this year, so he and my mom decided to give me a bonus week of winter break to spend quality time here in the Great North Woods with Dad.

    Kiss It

  • I’m only a full-on Perc or Oxy junkie for special occasions, like quality time with Laura, or after suicides and during funerals.

    You Know Where to Find Me

  • His plan was to spend some quality time with the guards, whose inattention had allowed Gordie Ballew to commit suicide.

    Ricochet

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