Usage examples for century

  1. There are hardly six people in a century who can master it. – The Green Carnation by Robert Smythe Hichens
  2. We have had peace for a quarter of a century. – The Valley of Vision by Henry Van Dyke
  3. " In this world, in which I have lived nearly three- quarters of a century, I have found nothing one- quarter so well worth living for as old friends," she said. – Maria Edgeworth by Helen Zimmern
  4. All this last century has been leading up to it, as you see. – Lord of the World by Robert Hugh Benson
  5. No, you're not too last- century. – The Twelfth Hour by Ada Leverson
  6. In 1875 a new plan was adopted and followed for a quarter of a century. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  7. But a duke now is not so great a man as a baron was but a century back. – Coningsby by Benjamin Disraeli
  8. Meanwhile more than a century had passed away. – Public Lands and Agrarian Laws of the Roman Republic by Andrew Stephenson
  9. Mr. Randolph rose and bowed low to Miss Betsey Taylor, with his right hand over his heart in the manner of half a century ago. – Madge Morton's Trust by Amy D. V. Chalmers
  10. Can it exist till the end of this century? – Irish Race in the Past and the Present by Aug. J. Thebaud
  11. What will London be like a century hence? – The Napoleon of Notting Hill by Gilbert K. Chesterton
  12. Her mouth quivered as she said words she had not even dreamed of saying for more than a quarter of a century: " Will you- can you- forgive me?" – Flower of the Dusk by Myrtle Reed
  13. The Space Age is barely a quarter of a century old. – State of the Union Addresses of Ronald Reagan by Ronald Reagan
  14. That was half a century ago, and more. – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan
  15. Yet it is only half a century ago that the men who owned them were making a gallant stir for patriotism's sake. – Memoir and Letters of Francis W. Newman by Giberne Sieveking
  16. But that was half a century ago. – Trumps by George William Curtis
  17. He ought to be one of the most regular visitors at the Twentieth Century " five o'clocks." – The Adventures of a Special Correspondent by Jules Verne
  18. It was much the same way in England during the early part of last century, but they are far in advance of us now. – The Shadow World by Hamlin Garland