- From Latin quīnquennium (Wiktionary)
- Latin quīnquennium : quīnque, quinque- + annus, year; see at- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“As Nafta begins its second quinquennium, much remains to be achieved and much remains to be said.”
“Anno gratis 1231, mense ver� Iulio, Petrus Wintoniensis episcopus, completo in terra sancta iam fere per quinquennium magnifice peregrinationis voto, reuersus est in Angliam, Kalendis”
“Net capital formation was very steady over the quinquennium”
“Above all, net capital formation suffered an appalling collapse after 1929, falling in 1932 to a figure no less than 95 per cent below the average of the quinquennium 1925 − 1929.”
“Empire the first five years of his reign (the _quinquennium Neronis_) were a period of peace and good government, but for the Jews they brought little or no relief.”
“Homeward by the way of South Street, admiring the slender concave bows of fine ships -- the _Mexico_ and the _Santa Marta_, for instance -- and privily wondering what were our chances of smelling blue water within the next quinquennium, we passed in mild and placid abandonment.”
“The young Nero was handsome and personally popular, and the opening years of his reign (_quinquennium Neronis_) were famous for good government and prosperity.”
“For the rest of the Empire the first five years of his reign (the quinquennium Neronis) were a period of peace and good government, but for the Jews they brought little or no relief.”
“The mild and enlightened administration of the earlier years of the new reign, the famous _quinquennium Neronis_, which was looked back to afterwards as a sort of brief golden age, may indeed be ascribed largely to Seneca's influence; but this influence was based on an excessive indulgence of Nero's caprices, which soon worked out its own punishment.”
“We did not think so in England in the fifties, the sixties, and the seventies, in the heyday of Victorian romance; and I do not think we ought to pass that judgment now in this last quinquennium of our century.”
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