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->''What then is time? If no one asks me, I know what it is. If I wish to explain it to him who asks, I do not know.''
-->-- ''' Saint Augustine'''

Time passes. Often, this is significant to characters and plots alike.
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[[index]]
!!Tropes
[floatboxright:
Categories:
+BirthdayTropes
+FlashbacksAndChronology
+HolidayTropes
+InstantTropes
+LengthTropes
+PlotTime
+TimeTravelTropes
+TwentyFourHourTropeClock
]
* AbUrbeCondita
* AgeProgressionSong
* AlternativeCalendar
* AmbiguousTimePeriod
* BizarreSeasons
* BulletTime
* CartoonlandTime
* TheCavalryArrivesLate
* CelestialDeadline
* {{Chronoscope}}
* ClockDiscrepancy
* CueOClock
* DistantFinale
* ExplodingCalendar
* ExtyYearsFromNow
* FantasticTimeManagement
* FastForwardToReunion
* HatingOnMonday
* ImplausibleSynchrony
* InItForLife
* JustInTime
* PrincessPhase
* RightOnTheTick
* SeasonalBaggage
* SpinningClockHands
* SpinningPaper
* SpringIsLate
* StoppedClock
* TakeYourTime
* TimeAbyss
* TimeCapsule
* TimeCompressionMontage
** ProgressiveEraMontage
** TimePassesMontage
* TimeDilation
* TimeIsDangerous
* TimeMaster
* TimeSkip
* TimeStandsStill
* UnnecessaryTimePrecision
* WhenThePlanetsAlign
* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue
* AYearAndADay
* YouAreTooLate
[[/index]]
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