Roget's Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases

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106. Time -- N. time, duration; period, term, stage, space, span, spell, season; the whole time, the whole period; space-time; course &c 109; snap.

107. Neverness -- N. neverness; absence of time, no time; dies non; Tib's eve; Greek Kalends, a blue moon.

108. [Definite duration, or portion of time.] Period -- N. period, age, era; second, minute, hour, day, week, month, quarter, year, decade, decenniumm lustrum † , quinquennium, lifetime, generation; epoch, ghurry † , lunation † , moon.

108a. Contingent Duration --

109. [Indefinite duration.] Course -- N. corridors of time, sweep of time, vesta of time † , course of time, progress of time, process of time, succession of time, lapse of time, flow of time, flux of time, stream of time, tract of time, current of time, tide of time, march of time, step of time, flight of time; duration &c 106.

110. [Long duration.] Diuturnity -- N. diuturnity † ; a long time, a length of time; an age, a century, an eternity; slowness &c 275; perpetuity &c 112; blue moon, coon's age [U.S.] , dog's age.

111. [Short duration.] Transientness -- N. transience, transientness &c adj. † ; evanescence, impermanence, fugacity [Chem] , caducity † , mortality, span; nine days' wonder, bubble, Mayfly; spurt; flash in the pan; temporary arrangement, interregnum.

112. [Endless duration.] Perpetuity -- N. perpetuity, eternity, everness † , aye, sempiternity † , immortality, athanasia † ; interminability † , agelessness † , everlastingness &c adj.; perpetuation; continued existence, uninterrupted existence; perennity † ; permanence (durability) 110.

113. [Point of time] Instantaneity -- N. instantaneity, instantaneousness, immediacy; suddenness, abruptness.

114. [Estimation, measurement, and record of time.] Chronometry -- N. chronometry, horometry † , horology; date, epoch; style, era.

115. [False estimate of time.] Anachronism -- N. anachronism, metachronism, parachronism, prochronism; prolepsis, misdate; anticipation, antichronism.