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Usage examples for eighteenth

  1. By his English poetry Burns in general belongs to the eighteenth century, and has little importance for us. – Selections from the Prose Works of Matthew Arnold by Matthew Arnold
  2. Bos'n's birthday was the eighteenth of November. – Cy Whittaker's Place by Joseph C. Lincoln
  3. Moore's middle- class tragedy is the only really successful attempt to follow Lillo's decisive break with tradition in England in the eighteenth century. – The Gamester (1753) by Edward Moore Commentator: Charles H. Peake Phillip R. Wikelund
  4. The eighteenth dynasty was founded, and Ahmes entered on that career of Asiatic conquest which converted Canaan into an Egyptian province. – Patriarchal Palestine by Archibald Henry Sayce
  5. In the eighteenth century a new volume of verse became at once the talk of the town and every cultivated person read it. – Dr. Johnson and His Circle by John Bailey
  6. With him " there passes away a great and delicate spirit which might in some sense be called the spirit of the eighteenth century; which might indeed be very rightly called the spirit of reason and civilisation." – Gilbert Keith Chesterton by Maisie Ward
  7. And this, of course, is still truer of the eighteenth and of the nineteenth centuries. – Crecy by Hilaire Belloc
  8. But when, on the eighteenth of August, which was the Tuesday after the Assumption of St. Mary, the French had from morning till evening stood on the defence, and were resting themselves at nightfall, the enemy, by a sudden attack, rushed on the camp with such fury that the body- guard had scarce time to defend him. – A Short History of the Book of Common Prayer by William Reed Huntington
  9. The numbered diagram is so cut that the eighteenth piece has the largest area- eight squares- that is possible under the conditions. – Amusements in Mathematics by Henry Ernest Dudeney
  10. Lecky, " A History of England in the Eighteenth Century", chaps. – Washington and his Comrades in Arms A Chronicle of the War of Independence by George Wrong
  11. Last Friday- the eighteenth, sir. – Peccavi by E. W. Hornung
  12. At the back of it was an eighteenth- century stairway, with a band of red carpet running up the steps, and a wrought- iron guard with a velvet- covered rail. – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  13. The Kit- Cat pictures were painted early in the eighteenth century, and, about the year 1710, were brought to this spot; but the room I have been describing was not built till ten or fifteen years afterwards. – A Morning's Walk from London to Kew by Richard Phillips
  14. He is piping 'The Last Rose' for the eighteenth time; Stella has counted. – Erlach Court by Ossip Schubin
  15. In the same year the Medical Committee of Paris spoke of vaccination in a public letter, as " the most brilliant and most important discovery of the eighteenth century." – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  16. Then he opened the book of Genesis at the eighteenth chapter and read that remarkable argument of Abraham's with his Maker in which he boldly appeals to first principles. – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  17. Thus, even at the end of the eighteenth century, Europe was much less Nordic than it had been a thousand years before. – The Rising Tide of Color Against White World-Supremacy by Theodore Lothrop Stoddard
  18. His verse, of which specimens are given in Southey's Modern English Poets, is purely eighteenth century. – A History of Nineteenth Century Literature (1780-1895) by George Saintsbury
  19. And it was with great dissatisfaction that the authorities of the latter colony saw these dissenters, early in the eighteenth century, crossing the Rhode Island boundary to settle within her territory. – The Development of Religious Liberty in Connecticut by M. Louise Greene, Ph. D.
  20. The philomaths of the eighteenth century, looking back, saw nothing at all. – A Christmas Garland by Max Beerbohm
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