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also time-serv·er  (tīm′sûr′vər)
One who conforms to the prevailing ways and opinions of one's time or condition for personal advantage; an opportunist.

time′serv′ing adj. & n.


[ˈtaɪmˌsɜːvəʳ] N (pej) → contemporizador m
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As for those antique floor-cloth & still occasionally seen in the dwellings of the rabble - cloths of huge, sprawling, and radiating devises, stripe-interspersed, and glorious with all hues, among which no ground is intelligible-these are but the wicked invention of a race of time-servers and money-lovers - children of Baal and worshippers of Mammon - Benthams, who, to spare thought and economize fancy, first cruelly invented the Kaleidoscope, and then established joint-stock companies to twirl it by steam.
You know what I told you about time-servers and wealth-worshippers?
It is a debatable point whether or not the Government has succeeded in its wish to steer the system away from rewarding time-servers and celebrities in favour of the "ordinary" men and women who serve their communities.