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Time is Duration set out by Measures.       §17. Having thus got the Idea of Duration, the next thing natural
for the Mind to do, is to get some measure of this common Duration,
whereby it might judge of its different lengths, and consider the
distinct Order, wherein several things exist, without which a great
part of our Knowledge would be confused, and a great part of
History be rendered very useless. This Consideration of Duration,
as set out by certain Periods, and marked by certain Measures or
Epochs, is that, I think, which most properly we call Time.
Locke Hum II, 14, §17, p. 187