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  • n. Plural form of coeval.

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  • n. all the people living at the same time or of approximately the same age


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  • And this proficience in navigation and discoveries may plant also an expectation of the further proficience and augmentation of all sciences, because it may seem that they are ordained by God to be coevals, that is, to meet in one age.

    The Idea of Progress An inguiry into its origin and growth

  • My thoughts are often pensively turning on the enumeration of those I may call my coevals; and many of them of long acquaintance who have been called away within these few years.

    Reminiscences of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and Robert Southey

  • Her fictional worlds, like those of her best-selling coevals Wally Lamb and Khaled Hosseini, are marked by trauma, persecution and suffering, relieved only intermittently by freakish moments of well-being.

    The Reigning Queen of Victim Lit

  • The authentic portrait of the "Lost Generation" Gertrude Stein's phrase for Hemingway and his coevals.

    The Slow Crack-Up

  • "Snooki" is the stage name of 23-year-old Miss Nicole Polizzi, who shares a beach house with seven coevals in the reality-TV show Jersey Shore.

    Other Comments

  • The collection itself was patchy, weakened by the kind of fabulism and look-at-me rhetorical gimmicks found in books by his coevals Jonathan Lethem and Jonathan Safran Foer.

    Life With and Without Tradition

  • But the gauzy Norman Rockwell normality he invoked won't persuade the electorate at a time of 10 percent unemployment, the Damocles sword that hangs over his head for 2012, when voters will get a chance to weigh in directly on his presidency, which he has largely placed in the hands of Ivy League meritocrats more concerned with protecting their wealthy coevals than the general public.

    Jacob Heilbrunn: Obama's Tactical Press Conference

  • Coming from the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Texas, this retrospective of Neel's portraits is an exhaustive gathering of her loosely painted but psychologically acute portraits of her friends, loved ones, and coevals in the mid-century New York City art scene.

    ARTINFO: Top 10 Shows to See in London

  • There have been a lot of piano stars in the years since, but I'm hard pressed to think of a comparable group of coevals with William Kapell as a slightly older brother whose careers overlapped to a similar extent -- and who really were friends; the OYAP tag wasn't just a media construct.


  • My coevals casually threw around "that's so gay," but as annoying and juvenile as that was, it was never directed at me.

    Johnathan Wilber: Gay Iowans: We Never Were Ironic


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