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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.

Class I. Words Expressing Abstract Relations
Section VI. Time
1. Absolute Time

109. [Indefinite Duration.] Course.

   NOUN:corridors of time, sweep of time, vista of time, halls 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 [See Time].
  [INDEFINITE TIME] æon or eon, age, Kalpa; aorist.
   VERB:ELAPSE, lapse, flow, run, proceed, advance, pass; roll on, wear on, press on; flit, fly, slip, slide, glide; crawl, drag; run its course, run out; expire; go by, pass by; be past [See Preterition].
   ADJECTIVE:ELAPSING &c. v.; aoristic; transient [See Transience]; progressive.
   ADVERB:IN TIME; in due time, in due season, in due course; in course of time, in process of time, in the fullness of time.
  1. Labitur et labetur.—Horace
  2. Truditur dies die.—Horace
  3. Fugaces labuntur anni.—Horace
  4. To-morrow and to-morrow and to-morrow Creeps in this petty pace from day to day.—Macbeth