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In a turn away from modernity itself, many of the most popular films blended a mix of old-world and historical elements.
THE HORROR CENTURYAJA ROMANOOCTOBER 25, 2021VOX
The Blair Witch Project dealt with the notion that for all our modernity, individuals and groups could still be inexplicably lost and never found again — something the modern world was supposed to protect us from.
THE HORROR CENTURYAJA ROMANOOCTOBER 25, 2021VOX
These films are also portraits of psyches fracturing in response to modernity — a natural evolution of the questions that ’50s horror asked of suburbia, and one that would only deepen in the coming years.
THE HORROR CENTURYAJA ROMANOOCTOBER 25, 2021VOX
For Thomas — who died in 1978 but lived long enough to go from what she called “horse and buggy times” to the 1969 moon landing — the rush of modernity demanded expression.
WASHINGTON CELEBRATES ALMA THOMAS, THE LATE D.C. PAINTER WHO SOUGHT BEAUTY IN THE EVERYDAYKELSEY ABLESSEPTEMBER 21, 2021WASHINGTON POST
But, in a century in which the British monarchy faced a modernity that did not always accord easily with its traditions, he helped his Queen and wife become the monarch who defined a new era for her nation.
HOW PRINCE PHILIP BECAME QUEEN ELIZABETH'S UNLIKELY HUSBANDLILY ROTHMANAPRIL 9, 2021TIME
And yet, unless my senses deceive me, the old centuries had, and have powers of their own which mere “modernity” cannot kill.
DRACULABRAM STOKER
The city is strong in contrast from every aspect, modernity nudging and crowding antiquity.
ITALIAN HIGHWAYS AND BYWAYS FROM A MOTOR CARFRANCIS MILTOUN
Van B. There's an ingenuous modernity about our friend's historical speculations that is highly refreshing.
THE TRAVELLING COMPANIONSF. ANSTEY
But why visit the sins of modernity upon an international language?
INTERNATIONAL LANGUAGEWALTER J. CLARK
Then comes an objection to modernity of form, and some reasons for that objection that suggest a very interesting speculation.
OSCAR WILDEARTHUR RANSOME
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WORDS RELATED TO MODERNITY

  • highest development
  • modernity
  • modernization
  • updating
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