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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MORE MODERN

This is but another and more modern phase of the preceding stories.

And the more modern the history is, and the nearer in time, the better we can understand it.

The more modern a government is, the more the machine in it is emphasized.

Nor did any of the more modern methods show any greater success.

In more modern times there is a similar confusion on this same head.

But I could wish that more modern authorities had not been overlooked.

The pressure in the more modern machine is obtained from a screw.

Of course Miguel took the more modern one with lover-like gallantry.

We'll get to more modern times, affairs of yesterday, so to speak.

Tuskegee is now more modern than it was when I was a student there.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1500, "now existing;" 1580s, "of or pertaining to present or recent times;" from Middle French moderne (15c.) and directly from Late Latin modernus "modern" (Priscian, Cassiodorus), from Latin modo "just now, in a (certain) manner," from modo (adv.) "to the measure," ablative of modus "manner, measure" (see mode (n.1)). Extended form modern-day attested from 1909.

In Shakespeare, often with a sense of "every-day, ordinary, commonplace." Slang abbreviation mod first attested 1960. Modern art is from 1807 (by contrast to ancient); modern dance first attested 1912; first record of modern jazz is from 1954. Modern conveniences first recorded 1926.

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