American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A year.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A year, which consists of twelve calendar months.
- n. dated a year
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A year which consists of twelve calendar months.
- n. a period of time containing 365 (or 366) days
- From twelve + month. (Wiktionary)
“Yesterday makes one twelvemonth from the day on which I breakfasted with you & brought Dr Vs letter in my pocket — that transaction”
“He'll be hamesick ere a twelvemonth, laird," said the dominie; and the laird answered fretfully, "A twelvemonth is a big slice o 'life to fling awa in far countries.”
“Judging from his character, do you think he will stand the "twelvemonth" test?”
“And I was in London a twelvemonth past," Corliss meditated.”
“And I was mad, mad with it all — I, from a twelvemonth of imprisonment at grey Nahala.”
“It was arms around, and perpetual endearings, and all that I had missed for a weary twelvemonth.”
“This also was verified by the general chorus, and likewise the statement that there were "mugs as lives the twelvemonth 'round in the spike an' never get a blessed bit o 'tommy other than spike skilly an' bread.”
“Look about you, man, and think of the grub we've been defiling our bodies with for the last twelvemonth, and the way we've lived and worked like beasts!”
“Montana Kid, however, was fresh from Salt Water, and they annexed him while they pitched camp, swamping him with questions concerning the outside, from which they had been cut off for a twelvemonth.”
“In consequence of my engagement to George, which I imparted to Mr Fellows when in Suffolk, as well as in consequence of the great blessings that providence has shower'd upon me, I hereby engage to pay you, this time twelvemonth, that which our elder”
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