millennium

[ mi-len-ee-uh m ]SEE DEFINITION OF millennium

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Some day—in the millennium—there may be no need for his type.

And how long do you give your trumps to sound before your Millennium dawns?

When that time comes we may not have reached the millennium but we shall be nearer to it.

"I can imagine the millennium of virtue in America," he went on.

So far as I know, he never wrote a line that had not to do with "The Millennium."

I am heartily with him in being in favor of the millennium; but the practical question is,—which way?

The end of the world is not near and the dream of a millennium is equidistant.

Some people say, "I believe Christ will come on the other side of the millennium."

Brooklyn was too new by a millennium for the Baron to care for it.

When that millennium comes Somerset will be a paradise for the people.

WORD ORIGIN

1630s, from Modern Latin millennium, from Latin mille "thousand" (see million) + annus "year" (see annual); formed on analogy of biennium, triennium, etc. For vowel change, see biennial. First in English in sense of "1,000-year period of Christ's anticipated rule on Earth" (Rev. xx:1-5). Sense of "any 1,000-year period" first recorded 1711. Meaning "the year 2000" attested from 1970.

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