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  • adjective Current, up-to-date.
  • adjective Generally accepted.

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  • adjective characteristic of the present


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  • "In the minds of most Scottish Americans, Scotland is a country, so the idea of modern-day independence is mostly anathema to them," says Bart Forbes, of Washington DC's St Andrews Society.

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  • So in my judgment, and I've written this and stated this, we are in what I would call a modern-day depression.

  • The idea of the modern-day rehabilitation center was also invented by Rush, who called for drunkards to be taken off the streets and locked up in a special asylum in Philadelphia called the Sober House.

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  • The two friends walk all the way to what is now modern-day Lebanon and kill the monster Humbaba, who guards the cedars.

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  • A map of modern-day Iraq will not tell you this history, but its food will.

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  • Unlike a classic nail bed made famous by performers, the modern-day mats, sometimes called "acupressure mats," are made with small disks of plastic spikes.

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  • According to "The Horse," a new exhibit at the Field Museum, every modern-day horse—including the palomino that played Mister Ed—is descended from one genus, Equus, which survived the Ice Age some 11 million years ago in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

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  • He is a modern-day al-Jahiz and a true citizen of the world.

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  • It's believed that the Botai people of modern-day Kazakhstan were the first to domesticate the horse some 5,000 years ago.

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  • They also liked cracked, parboiled, and roasted grains very similar to modern-day bulgur and freekeh.

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