And right now, with time ticking away, any lead was better than nothing.
Without another mind ticking away in the room, I was able to think more clearly.
Time is ticking away, so we need to act soon.
The last hours of his life were ticking away, yet he had nothing better to do.
She could almost hear the hour ticking away around her.
I could not do so, but the minutes were ticking away.
All while their time was ticking away - and they were not able to speak to each other.
I won't sit here for two hours and watch the time tick away.
There was nothing to do but wait while the minutes ticked away.
You could feel the seconds ticking away while nothing happened.