points of time (part of speech: noun)
- Even thus it was three centuries ago. - "The Rise of the Dutch Republic, 1563-64", John Lothrop Motley.
- A thousand years more, we are told, and the visitor will view the " Horseshoe" Fall from the upper end of the Third Sister Island, and the marvellous canvas of Colin Hunter will be as meaningless as Hennepin's picture of two centuries and more ago. - "The Niagara River", Archer Butler Hulbert.
- Ever the same thoughts come that have been written down centuries and centuries. - "The Eulogy of Richard Jefferies", Walter Besant.