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adjective as in of one hundred years

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Today’s two major parties have framed political competition since the middle of the 19th century — since the Republicans rose from the rubble of the Whigs.

Maybe in another century I would have been a witch and burned at the stake.

Later in the century mathematicians proved two other key facts that tied together scissors congruence and tiling.

More than 125 countries, representing more than two-thirds of global emissions, have either adopted or are discussing a goal of reaching net zero emissions by the middle of the century, Höhne said.

In China, as early as the 15th century, healthy people deliberately breathed smallpox scabs through their noses and contracted a milder version of the disease.

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For more than a century, Americans have been fretting about these sorts of ghosts.

In the 21st century women are earning their equality every step of the way… including the bedroom.

Finally free of Japanese interference, Korea elected its first autonomous government in almost half a century.

Warm milk mixed with a spoonful of fireplace ashes seemed to also be popular among 19th century England.

The goal is to create a literary anatomy of the last century—or, to be precise, from 1900 to 2014.

El Imparcial maintained that he was worthy of being honoured as a 19th century conquering hero.

It is a lofty and richly-decorated pile of the fourteenth century; and tells of the labours and the wealth of a foreign land.

We live in an age that is at best about a century and a half old—the age of machinery and power.

John of Damascus, an important Greek theologian of the eighth century, often cited by Thomas.

During the last century these were recast, and addition made to the peal, which now consists of twelve.


On this page you'll find 6 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to century, such as: centenary, centennial, and centurial.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.