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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CONTEMPORARY

This statement is abundantly confirmed by contemporary facts.

Note 18: Mr. Robinson was educated at Harrow, and was a contemporary of Mr. Sheridan.

The period is contemporary with the peruke––the period is the peruke of style.

The italics are ours: the satisfaction appears to be our contemporary's.

We do not care for their “ideals” expounded in contemporary histories and eulogies.

But what was the contemporary significance of these resolutions?

This would appear to be the only true reading of contemporary events.

Every one has heard of the Beauty Bedingfield; but she was my mother's contemporary.

I have become a contemporary of David and the patriarchs of Israel.

The most notable of these are the comments of his friend and contemporary, Ben Jonson.

WORD ORIGIN

1630s, from Medieval Latin contemporarius, from Latin com- "with" (see com-) + temporarius "of time," from tempus "time" (see temporal (v.)). Meaning "modern, characteristic of the present" is from 1866.

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