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- proper n. The period of European history encompassing (roughly) 476–1000 CE.
- proper n. The time before the Internet was popular.
- proper n. Any relatively primitive period of time.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. a period of stagnation and obscurity in literature and art, lasting, according to Hallam, nearly 1000 years, from about 500 to about 1500 A. D.. See Middle Ages, under Middle.
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- n. the period of history between classical antiquity and the Italian Renaissance
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It seemed like some irrational madness had taken over New York, and fear had dragged us back to the Dark Ages.
Yet does this mean we are to be transported back into the Dark Ages where tumultuous events will play out over a prolonged period of time?
But first, as with that earlier historical instance, we need to hoist ourselves out of the Dark Ages.
Current American social and political forces alarmingly resemble those that helped push the late Roman economy in Western Europe into the Dark Ages.
His amnesia led frustrated Sen. Debbie Stabenow D., Mich. to wonder: This isn't the Dark Ages.
Just as Europe's past was partly retrieved through the Arab vehicle, for it was the Arabs who were fascinated by the civilization of the ancient Greeks and had its works translated into Arabic when Western Europe was still in the Dark Ages, Asia's past has been partly retrieved through the Western vehicle.
Is this town stuck in the Dark Ages when it comes to transparency and stewardship of the public coffers?
But imagine the backlash when a population gets dragged back into the Dark Ages.
Sounds familiar, to anyone old enough to remember back before there were warnings on cigarettes -- back in the Dark Ages.
The problem is that this fuddy-dudiness plays right into the Right's hands ... gives grist to the mill of the Regressives, who want to impose their simplistic approaches to life in the early 21st century and take us back to the Dark Ages.