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Contemporary world   /kəntˈɛmpərˌɛri wərld/   Listen
Contemporary world

noun
1.
The circumstances and ideas of the present age.  Synonyms: modern times, modern world, present times.






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"Contemporary world" Quotes from Famous Books



... any appreciable part of any century is to hold thenceforth a mere century cheap enough. But, it may be said, the mystery of change remains. Nay, it does not. Change that trudges through our own world—our contemporary world—is not very mysterious. We perceive its pace; it is a jog-trot. Even so, we now consider, jolted the changes of the past, ...
— Essays • Alice Meynell

... crown of immortelles, often laid but on a tomb, was continually pressed upon her brow. She was the most famous woman of her time. Her beauty, her genius, her noble majesty of character impressed the contemporary world. Her days were filled with correspondence with the most distinguished men of the day. Ariosto, Castiglione, Ludovico Dolce, Cardinal Bembo, Cardinal Contarini, and Paolo Giovio were among her ...
— Italy, the Magic Land • Lilian Whiting



Words linked to "Contemporary world" :   modern times, times, modern world, present times



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