time-travelling n.

the activity of travelling into the past or future; hypothetical movement through time

Time Travel

  • 1894 H. G. Wells in National Observer 17 Mar. 446/2 (heading) H. G. Wells

    Time travelling: possibility or paradox.

  • 1895 H. G. Wells Time Machine iv. 28 H. G. Wells

    I am afraid I cannot convey the peculiar sensations of time travelling. They are excessively unpleasant.

  • 1933 Astounding Stories of Super-Science Jan. 422/1

    In the current issue, Mr. Raymond declares time-travelling to be impossible.

  • 1940 R. M. Farley Time-Wise Guy in Amazing Stories May 8/1 page image Ralph Milne Farley bibliography

    You know perfectly well that time-traveling is the bunk. I'm a bit too bright to fall for anything like that.

  • 1950 M. W. Wellman In That Same Moment in Weird Tales 28/2 page image Manly Wade Wellman bibliography

    He talked on about time traveling, and said what he had to say about mastering time.

  • 1973 C. D. Simak Our Children's Children in Worlds of If June 63/1 page image Clifford D. Simak bibliography

    The President has accepted at face value this story of time traveling andโ€ฆit seems to me there should be some further study of the matter before we commit ourselves.

  • 2011 S. Bein Most Important Thing in the World in Asimovโ€™s Science Fiction Mar. 73 page image Steve Bein bibliography

    What're the consequences?โ€ฆ Whatโ€™s the downside to this time traveling of yours?


Research requirements

antedating 1894

Earliest cite

H. G. Wells 'The Time Machine' (first magazine appearance)

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