the activity of travelling into the past or future; hypothetical movement through time n.
But now appears the hardship in time-travel. If real time is the course of natural events, then the tourist who traverses that time traverses history; and that means that he traverses a world of change, a world in which nations rise and fall, tempests leap up, destroy, and subside, houses are built with toil and burned in the frenzy of sudden war, and so on.
They had thought of only one thing, time travel.
John Taine has probed deeply into the nature of time, and of time travel, and his ingenious mind has created a tremendous and thrilling story of the whole human race.
Time-travel, fourth-dimensional, and intra-atomic stories are scientifically impossible; viz., infinitely improbable.
It seems that the only way to prove that time travel is impossible is to cite a case of killing one’s own grandfather.
My time-travel room stands awaiting your inspection at a place that I can describe to you only as Farmer Wright’s field.
You've taken a…highly intriguing point in the whole theory of time-travel, and built it up to the proportions it deserved.
An extraordinary moment in the history of the United States' involvement with time travel.
The public believes that…the flight into time, the first American time-travel launch, was successful.
Time-travel as tourism held no interest for him… The purpose of Tommy Hambledon’s time-travel, it seemed, was to edit his past to make his life more perfect.
Kivrin finds her survival dependent on the family…, short-circuiting her expectations and the common power fantasy of time travel stories whereby we imagine ourselves superior to the people of the past.
Time travel is a fantasy of the modern era. When Wells in his lamp-lit room imagined a time machine, he also invented a new mode of thought.
W. Pitkin in 'The Journal of Philosophy and Scientific Methods'
(Earliest cite in OED2: 1953; updated to 1914 in OED3.)
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