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Usage examples for contemporary

  1. Other musicians share this culture with him; and his real distinction lies in his moral and almost religious qualities, and it is this side of him that gives him an unusual interest for us among other contemporary artists. – Musicians of To-Day by Romain Rolland Commentator: Claude Landi
  2. It is clear that the critic of contemporary literature is quite as likely to be wrong as right. – The Complete Essays of C. D. Warner by Charles Dudley Warner
  3. That text, as we have it, was not written down by contemporary or nearly contemporary authority. – Folklore as an Historical Science by George Laurence Gomme
  4. Shortly after his death, while our sorrow was still fresh, I met a contemporary and military intimate of his. – From Sail to Steam, Recollections of Naval Life by Captain A. T. Mahan
  5. The causes which led to this are before my time, and beyond my contemporary knowledge. – From Sail to Steam, Recollections of Naval Life by Captain A. T. Mahan
  6. And such is contemporary science. – Là-bas by J. K. Huysmans
  7. Mrs. Mulrady spoke openly of her " loss"; declared that the old families were dying out; and impressed the wives of a few new arrivals at Red Dog with the belief that her own family was contemporary with the Alvarados, and that her husband's health was far from perfect. – A Millionaire of Rough-and-Ready by Bret Harte
  8. His record of contemporary events is careful. – A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin
  9. Each year at the Club's Christmas dinner, Mr. Nelson invariably gave an address on some contemporary significance of Christmas. – Frank H. Nelson of Cincinnati by Warren C. Herrick
  10. In contemporary biography his chief performances were lives of Landor and of Dickens, with both of whom he was extremely intimate. – A History of Nineteenth Century Literature (1780-1895) by George Saintsbury
  11. Contemporary books were an insult and a barrier to his egoism. – Gargoyles by Ben Hecht
  12. The middle ages, which possessed good writers of contemporary narrative, were careless and impatient of older fact. – A Lecture on the Study of History by Lord Acton
  13. For my part I am prepared in all such cases to give their keen- eyed and marvellous contemporary the benefit of the doubt. – Platform Monologues by T. G. Tucker
  14. I wrote a draft chapter after reading the two thousand page report of the Parliamentary Committee, the six hundred page report of Cecil Chesterton's Trial, and masses of contemporary journalism. – Gilbert Keith Chesterton by Maisie Ward
  15. Each of them became, in a certain measure, celebrated, and each was the subject of a good deal of contemporary discussion. – Father and Son by Edmund Gosse
  16. It has taken up again a tradition and added to it a contemporary page. – The French Impressionists (1860-1900) by Camille Mauclair
  17. You are surprised because you know nothing of contemporary history. – Monsieur Lecoq by Emile Gaboriau
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