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- adj. Living or being at the same time.
- n. One who lives at the same time with another.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Living or being at the same time; contemporary.
- n. One who lives at the same time with another; a contemporary.
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| On page 15, the word cotemporary, meaning "One who lives |
I don't think Matthias Glasner, Andreas Dresen, and other interesting cotemporary German directors received calls from the coast.
Some authors say flourished about A.D. 742; but the learned Ah-ah Foo-foo states that he was a cotemporary of Scharkspyre, the English poet, and flourished about A.D. 1328, some three centuries after the Trojan war instead of before it.
Contrast the free states of the world, while their freedom lasted, with the cotemporary subjects of monarchical or oligarchical despotism: the Greek cities with the Persian satrapies; the Italian republics and the free towns of Flanders and Germany, with the feudal monarchies of Europe; Switzerland, Holland, and England, with Austria or anterevolutionary France.
The Orations now extant, which bear the name of Sulpicius, are supposed to have been written after his decease by my cotemporary P. Canutius, a man indeed of inferior rank, but who, in my mind, had a great command of language.
His cotemporary, Q. Catulus, was an accomplished Speaker, not in the ancient taste, but (unless any thing more perfect can be exhibited) in the finished style of the moderns.
_Apelles_, therefore, justly censures some of his cotemporary artists, because they never knew when they had performed enough.
Almost cotemporary with these was L. Gellius, who was not so much to be valued for his positive, as for his negative merits: for he was neither destitute of learning, nor invention, nor unacquainted with the history and the laws of his country; besides which, he had a tolerable freedom of expression.
But among those of a remoter date, L. Papirius of Fregellae in L.tium, who was almost cotemporary with Ti.
I was also highly pleased with the style of his cotemporary Triarius, which expressed to perfection, the character of a worthy old gentleman, who had been thoroughly polished by the refinements of Literature.