reasonable time


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reasonable time

A fair and just amount of time to complete an act or fulfill a contract,taking into consideration all the circumstances.Unless a contract provides that time is of the essence,then the parties will be given a reasonable time after a due date within which to comply.

References in classic literature ?
I said it would be but natural if the king should change his mind and repent to some extent of what he had done under excitement; there- fore I would let the darkness grow a while, and if at the end of a reasonable time the king had kept his mind the same, the darkness should be dismissed.
Every body had a degree of gravity and sorrow; tenderness towards the departed, solicitude for the surviving friends; and, in a reasonable time, curiosity to know where she would be buried.
If after due acquaintance she suits him, he retains her; but if he suspects her purity, he bundles her back to her father; if he finds her diseased, the same; or if, after just and reasonable time is allowed her, she neglects to bear children, back she goes to the home of her childhood.
No one ever claimed the child, and after a reasonable time they adopted her.
If I should be arrested on any charge, or should fail to return to the hotel within reasonable time, break that seal and send off the telegrams."
The other was, by a certain composition of gums, minerals, and vegetables, outwardly applied, to prevent the growth of wool upon two young lambs; and he hoped, in a reasonable time to propagate the breed of naked sheep, all over the kingdom.
While we are considerate enough to give you reasonable time in which to carry out your share of the transaction, please do not delay too long.
John's Wood being known to me, I inquired in the neighbourhood, and having found out the agent who had the disposal of the furnished house in which he lived, I asked if number five, Forest Road, was likely to be let within a reasonable time. The reply was in the negative.
My hedge was begun and carried on, I believe, about fifty yards when this thought occurred to me; so I presently stopped short, and, for the beginning, I resolved to enclose a piece of about one hundred and fifty yards in length, and one hundred yards in breadth, which, as it would maintain as many as I should have in any reasonable time, so, as my stock increased, I could add more ground to my enclosure.
At any rate, we have proved one thing, that the spells of quietness last a reasonable time. We shall in future be able to ease his bonds for a few hours each day.
"Yes, I have made a fortune in a reasonable time. I am not so old, you see."
She waited a reasonable time to hear her son's light step bounding over the rustling leaves to tell of his success.