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Usage examples for decade

  1. It is only within a decade of years that some historical writers in the United States have had the courage and honesty to point out the false impressions long entertained by the majority of Americans with respect to the Loyalists, who were in their way as worthy of historical eulogy as the people whose efforts to win independence were crowned with success. – Canada under British Rule 1760-1900 by John G. Bourinot
  2. With each decade we find the American singer more in evidence. – Famous Singers of To-day and Yesterday by Henry C. Lahee
  3. Your credit, in fact, will be the largest that has been granted for over a decade. – City of Endless Night by Milo Hastings
  4. A succession of somewhat wet years may alternate with a succession of somewhat dry years, but the average precipitation from decade to decade is very nearly the same. – Dry-Farming by John A. Widtsoe
  5. This remark, which is attributed to Senator Benjamin Wade of Ohio, provides the key to American politics in the decade following the Compromise of 1850. To trace this division of the people to its ultimate source, one would have to go far back into colonial times. – Abraham Lincoln and the Union A Chronicle of the Embattled North, Volume 29 In The Chronicles Of America Series by Nathaniel W. Stephenson
  6. Of the twenty- eight volumes planned, only one, which was dedicated to Nicholas, appeared during the decade following Chiarini's death, and the work was abandoned entirely. – The Haskalah Movement in Russia by Jacob S. Raisin
  7. Two Constitutions belong to this decade- the Organic Act of the Territory of Wisconsin, and the Organic Act of the Territory of Iowa. – History of the Constitutions of Iowa by Benjamin F. Shambaugh
  8. The personnel of the California Legislature of 1909, was, all things considered, better than that of any other Legislature that has assembled in California in a decade or more. – Story of the Session of the California Legislature of 1909 by Franklin Hichborn
  9. A measles epidemic during the last decade of the century may actually have been smallpox as the two diseases were often confused by contemporaries. – Medicine in Virginia, 1607-1699 by Thomas P. Hughes
  10. The other pieces of the decade as regards their origin fall with a single exception into two groups; first those of ancient Greece, suggested by Browning's studies in classical drama; secondly those, which in a greater or less degree, are connected with his summer wanderings in France and Switzerland. – Robert Browning by Edward Dowden
  11. He had now been established in the Five Towns for more than a decade, and the stamp of success was on his brow and on the proud forehead of his trotting horse. – The Old Wives' Tale by Arnold Bennett
  12. In the decade 1820- 1830 population declined rapidly, though in live- stock the Mission about held its own, and in agriculture actually increased. – The Old Franciscan Missions Of California by George Wharton James
  13. They will set their young to spending a decade or more of their lives in studying duplicate systems- whole systems- of chatter. – This Simian World by Clarence Day Jr.
  14. Although the conquest of the Tetons has largely been accomplished within the decade just closed, the beginnings of mountaineering go back nearly a century. – Grand Teton [Wyoming] National Park by United States Dept. of the Interior
  15. Without a political party of its own, by virtue only of its " bargaining power" over the old parties, the American Federation of Labor seemed to have attained a position not far behind that of British labor after more than a decade of independent political action. – A History of Trade Unionism in the United States by Selig Perlman
  16. She who always gathered up the receipts, and the " From one who owes you much"; who could at an instant's warning produce the particular ones for any month of the past half- decade. – Balcony Stories by Grace E. King
  17. A decade is but a twinkling in the history of a nation. – The Inside Story Of The Peace Conference by Emile Joseph Dillon
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