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With utmost speed, so as to finish by a specified time:‘he was working against time’
- ‘For a man so fond of speed, racing against time was probably a game that this Bollywood actor had no difficulty mastering.’
- ‘Printing blunders have left councils across the north west racing against time to make sure the all-postal ‘super election’ is a success.’
- ‘Council chiefs know they face a multi-million-pound race against time to bring their housing stock into line with the Government's Decent Home Standard.’
- ‘Moynihan, of course, continues with his race against time.’
- ‘Yorkshire League groundsmen face another race against time this year, after this week's deluge threatened to wash out the first games of the new millennium.’
- ‘After a lull when almost everyone raced against time preparing to write an epitaph for the written word, there is resurgence in the reading habit.’
- ‘The conservative establishment is carrying out its rear-guard fight in the courts and mosques - a battle against time that is bound to fail.’
- ‘She now faces a desperate race against time to raise about $5,000 to try to bring her son home to York.’
- ‘Rescuers were racing against time last night to haul up a mini-submarine stuck 190 metres underwater near the Pacific coast before the seven sailors on board run out of air.’
- ‘And, like the species in the museum, they are battling against time.’
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