Quotes of decade

  1. China has not lived up to any other trade agreements over the last decade They don't have any compliance or enforcement. – David Bonior
  2. There is no single development, in either technology or management technique, which by itself promises even one order -of -magnitude improvement within a decade in productivity, in reliability, in simplicity. – Frederick P. Brooks, Jr.
  3. Even IBM can't stand in the way of progress... for more than a decade – Craig Bruce
  4. So, all during the '90s and, you know, for the first half of this decade we had opportunities to get evacuation plans in place, better communications in place. – Michael Chertoff
  5. Despite recent media reports that have clouded, or even misrepresented, the facts, there is compelling evidence that al -Qaida and Iraq have been linked for more than a decade – Elizabeth Dole
  6. I'm one of six kids, and the eight of us lived for over a decade in either a bus or a boat. – Paul Farmer
  7. I've known Jan, probably, very well for, well, for over a decade And the passion that Jan just showed the viewers in that particular piece is very real. – Rex Hunt
  8. The last decade has been a little rough, so I'm hoping to start this one on the right foot. – Jeffrey Dean Morgan
  9. Over the past decade while many businesses have pursued what I call 'business as usual,' I have been part of a different, smaller business movement, one that tried to put idealism back on the agenda. – Anita Roddick
  10. We initially targeted pager networks, which have been suffering for the last decade due to cell phone sales. – David Rose
  11. Despite a decade of criticism and budget cuts, the specialised UN agencies have far more expertise and hands -on experience than any other organisations in the world. – Jeffrey Sachs
  12. Really, I could care less if there's a Second Decade record. – Michael W. Smith
  13. But baseball bounced back in the next decade to reclaim its place as the national pastime: new heroes, spirited competition, and booming prosperity gave birth to dreams of expansion, both within the major leagues and around the world. – John Thorn
  14. For much of this decade both Congressional and administration budget projections showed a decline in science and technology accounts of between 20 and 30 percent in real dollars. The real impact to date has been far less severe. – Charles Vest
  15. First, I'd become an avid reader of blogs, especially music blogs, and they seemed to be where the critical -thinking action was at, to have the kind of energy that I associate with rock writing of the 1970s or Internet e -mail discussion lists a decade ago. – Carl Wilson

Usage examples for decade

  1. With each decade we find the American singer more in evidence. – Famous Singers of To-day and Yesterday by Henry C. Lahee
  2. In the decade since 1935, Ranchi has enlarged its scope far beyond the boys' school. – Autobiography of a YOGI by Paramhansa Yogananda
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. A decade is but a twinkling in the history of a nation. – The Inside Story Of The Peace Conference by Emile Joseph Dillon
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. But the last decade has rapidly swept away that New England temper which was so averse to the sensuous enjoyment of life, and which long kept an invisible control over the spirit of the whole nation. – Psychology and Social Sanity by Hugo Münsterberg
  15. Your credit, in fact, will be the largest that has been granted for over a decade – City of Endless Night by Milo Hastings
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. During the decade which elapsed between 1828 and 1838, officers of the Indian Navy journeyed, as the phrase is, with their lives in their hands, through the wildest districts of the East. – First Footsteps in East Africa or, an Exploration of Harar by Richard F. Burton
  20. 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