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Timeliness

A source of competitive advantage that depends on being the first to enter a given market with a product or service.

Timeliness

A system for rating stocks according to earnings and price performance. A stock being rated for timeliness is assigned a letter between A and E, with A indicating the highest earnings and price performance. A stock with a high timeliness rating usually has a higher return in the short term, but also tends to be more volatile than a stock with a lower rating.
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Miss Bartlett, by this timely exercise of her muscles, gained more than she would have got in hours of preaching or cross examination.
This stupendous national calamity, however, was averted by Lord Coodle's making the timely discovery that if in the heat of debate he had said that he scorned and despised the whole ignoble career of Sir Thomas Doodle, he had merely meant to say that party differences should never induce him to withhold from it the tribute of his warmest admiration; while it as opportunely turned out, on the other hand, that Sir Thomas Doodle had in his own bosom expressly booked Lord Coodle to go down to posterity as the mirror of virtue and honour.
I started to thank the stranger for his timely assistance, but he cut me off peremptorily.
Our pursuer, however, was on the steps when I clapped my free hand on top of those little white straining ones, and by a timely effort bent both them and the key round together; the ward shot home as Jose hurled himself against the door.
Signals for the day and signals for the night gave constant and timely notice of the position of switches.
In the present instance, however, as regarded the camping out, his practical view of the matter came as a very timely hint.
Not expecting to come on the enemy down by the stream, and having stumbled on him in the fog, hearing no encouraging word from their commanders, and with a consciousness of being too late spreading through the ranks, and above all being unable to see anything in front or around them in the thick fog, the Russians exchanged shots with the enemy lazily and advanced and again halted, receiving no timely orders from the officers or adjutants who wandered about in the fog in those unknown surroundings unable to find their own regiments.
Casaubon, meeting these timely questions with dignified patience.
Francine rose, on the Sunday morning, before the table was laid for breakfast--resolved to try the effect of a timely word of advice.
Crayford saw her opportunity of giving her husband a timely hint.
The old nurse (who remembered them both in their cradles) observed her hesitation; and sympathising of course with the man, put in a timely word for Henry.
All right," he said, by way of timely apology and concession.