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Definition of "timeous" [time•ous]

  • Timely. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "timeous" in a sentence
  • "Just at the moment these Labour and Liberal ‘Democrat’ MPs with marginal seats must, in the light of events and polls, be feeling very vulnerable, so this is a timeous move."
  • "Hot off the wires, some timeous information from DW hisself…"
  • "Using such words as “catenae” (connected series), “timeous” (early), “moloch” (an object of sacrifice), and “corban” (an offering to God), Madame railed at the ethics of the press, which she continued to accuse of underplaying the dangers of communism."