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534. Punctuality

  1. Fogg, Phileas completes world circuit at exact minute he wagered he would. [Fr. Lit.: Around the World in Eighty Days ]
  2. Gilbreths disciplined family brought up to abide by strict, punctual standards. [Am. Lit.: Cheaper by the Dozen ]
  3. Jones, Casey legendary railroad engineer; crashes in attempt to arrive in Frisco on time. [Am. Folklore: Hart, 431]
  4. Linkinwater, Tim punctual as the Counting House Dial. [Br. Lit.: Nicholas Nickleby ]
  5. Old Faithful well-known geyser in Yellowstone Park; erupts every 64.5 minutes. [Am. Hist.: NCE, 3023]
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punctuality punctuality is the politeness of princes proverbial saying, mid 19th century; an earlier version in French, ‘punctuality is the politeness of kings’, is attributed to Louis XVIII (1755–1824).
punctuality is the soul of business proverbial saying, mid 19th century.

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