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- n. Plural form of contemporary.
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- n. all the people living at the same time or of approximately the same age.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. all the people living at the same time or of approximately the same age
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Doubtless the heaviest burden of our contemporaries is a consciousness of a divergence between our democratic theory on the one hand, that working people have a right to the intellectual resources of society, and the actual fact on the other hand, that thousands of them are so overburdened with toil that there is no leisure nor energy left for the cultivation of the mind.
In his parables, the familiar world of his contemporaries is recast, to become something new and strange -- people showing up late for work receive the same wage as the early birds, layabouts are treated with more favour than their dutiful siblings, his Kingdom is like a mustard seed, and friends and family, we are told, should not be invited to your dinner-parties.
During the last four years, while most of her contemporaries from the first part of her career have dropped off the radar or retired from the sport, Reed has been chugging along, picking up World Cup and Pan-Am Games medals and multiple national championships along the way.
What was unremarkable to contemporaries, in other words, is precisely what seems most puzzling in retrospect.
If the world is done right, then we, as readers, are willing to accept a lot more from these men than we would from men in contemporaries, for example.
Obviously, the thing that will set the R-Zero apart from its sports car contemporaries is the fact that it will be powered by an electric engine.
[Page 162] away from a newspaper office, and after a long time read in the same paper: "One of our respected contemporaries is authority for the story than an unknown Indian woman dropped dead on the street about two weeks ago."
THE extraordinary bodily, as well as mental superiority which Wallace and Bruce possessed over their contemporaries, is thus recorded by Hector Boetius: –
I write single-title contemporaries and romantic suspense.
The unanimous evidence of his contemporaries is confirmed by the public and private declarations of the emperor himself; and his various writings express the uniform tenor of his religious sentiments, which policy would have prompted him to dissemble rather than to affect.