twenty-four hours


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Noun1.twenty-four hours - time for Earth to make a complete rotation on its axistwenty-four hours - time for Earth to make a complete rotation on its axis; "two days later they left"; "they put on two performances every day"; "there are 30,000 passengers per day"
time unit, unit of time - a unit for measuring time periods
tomorrow - the day after today; "what are our tasks for tomorrow?"
today - the day that includes the present moment (as opposed to yesterday or tomorrow); "Today is beautiful"; "did you see today's newspaper?"
yesterday - the day immediately before today; "it was in yesterday's newspapers"
morrow - the next day; "whenever he arrives she leaves on the morrow"
eve - the day before; "he always arrives on the eve of her departure"
date, day of the month - the specified day of the month; "what is the date today?"
date - a particular day specified as the time something happens; "the date of the election is set by law"
daylight, daytime, day - the time after sunrise and before sunset while it is light outside; "the dawn turned night into day"; "it is easier to make the repairs in the daytime"
high noon, midday, noon, noonday, noontide, twelve noon - the middle of the day
night, nighttime, dark - the time after sunset and before sunrise while it is dark outside
60 minutes, hour, hr - a period of time equal to 1/24th of a day; "the job will take more than an hour"
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Phileas Fogg was twenty-four hours behind-hand, and the Yokohama steamer would, of course, be missed.
The action of the play takes place within twenty-four hours.
Or--a more convenient, economical, and consequently more probable alternative-- would he be satisfied to rise and take breath at the surface of the water, like a whale, and so renew for twenty-four hours the atmospheric provision?
After leaving Constantinople, the way will be taken out through the beautiful Bosphorus, across the Black Sea to Sebastopol and Balaklava, a run of about twenty-four hours.
Welland began again, as she rose from the luncheon-table, and led the way into the wilderness of purple satin and malachite known as the back drawing-room, "I don't see how Ellen's to be got here tomorrow evening; and I do like to have things settled for at least twenty-four hours ahead.
The action of the play is completed within twenty-four hours.
The action of the play takes place within twenty-four hours, beginning on a Tuesday afternoon at five o'clock, and ending the next day at 1.
I am positive I have eat thirty times as much within these last twenty-four hours as your honour, and yet I am almost famished; for nothing makes a man so hungry as travelling, especially in this cold raw weather.
As to our position, therefore, I am only able to state generally that the currents drifted us in towards the land, and that when the wind found us again, we reached our port in twenty-four hours afterwards.
Expecting the enemy from behind and not in front, the French separated in their flight and spread out over a distance of twenty-four hours.
For instance, my Heidelberg daily was always twenty-four hours old when it arrived at the hotel; but one of my Munich evening papers used to come a full twenty-four hours before it was due.
Now twenty-eight pounds of chlorate of potassium produces seven pounds of oxygen, or 2,400 litres-- the quantity necessary for the travelers during twenty-four hours.