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  • n. Plural form of epoch.

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Examples

  • The naming of geological epochs is typically descriptive.

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  • They are at first sporadic and comparatively non-lethal: at certain epochs which we can determine, and for reasons which as yet we cannot, they break out into epidemics raging with frightful violence: they then subside into the endemic state and lastly they return to the milder sporadic form.

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  • The most complete portion of the rock record where periods are divided into shorter time units called epochs, the fourth largest divisions of geologic time.

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  • Permian and Triassic periods were "epochs" -- to employ the language of the late Professor Edward Forbes -- "of great poverty of production of generic types."

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  • What may be called the epochs in its growth are finely treated by Coleridge in "The Ancient Mariner" and by Tennyson in "In Memoriam."

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  • We may conceive that analogous separations were effected in the higher strata of the nebula at different epochs, that is to say, at different distances from the nucleus, and that they give rise to a succession of distinct rings, included almost in the same plane and endued with different velocities.

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  • Procksch injects the meaning "epochs" into the term is more than we can discern.

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  • I was also fascinated by the progression of his works, especially during the different 'epochs' such Blue / Red / Extremely Abstract and other colors / styles the defined the inspiration and character of his paintings.

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  • Do we not reexamine situations and specific epochs from our own history to shed light on where we have come from to where we are going?

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  • It was practiced widely during the McCarthy era (Joe, not Gene), one of the more shameful epochs in American history.

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