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Definitions of modern

  1. ahead of the times; " the advanced teaching methods"; " had advanced views on the subject"; " a forward- looking corporation"; " is British industry innovative enough?"
  2. a typeface ( based on an 18th century design by Gianbattista Bodoni) distinguished by regular shape and hairline serifs and heavy downstrokes
  3. relating to a recently developed fashion or style; " their offices are in a modern skyscraper"; " tables in modernistic designs";
  4. a contemporary person
  5. characteristic of present- day art and music and literature and architecture
  6. ( linguistics) used of a living language; being the current stage in its development; " Modern English"; " New Hebrew is Israeli Hebrew"
  7. belonging to the modern era; since the Middle Ages; " modern art"; " modern furniture"; " modern history"; " totem poles are modern rather than prehistoric"
  8. used of a living language; being the current stage in its development; " Modern English"; " New Hebrew is Israeli Hebrew"
  9. Of or pertaining to the present time, or time not long past; late; not ancient or remote in past time; of recent period; as, modern days, ages, or time; modern authors; modern fashions; modern taste; modern practice.
  10. New and common; trite; commonplace.
  11. A person of modern times; - opposed to ancient.
  12. Pertaining to the present time; recent.
  13. A person of the present time.
  14. Modernist.
  15. Limited to the present or recent time: not ancient.
  16. One of modern times:- pl. the nations after the Greeks and Romans, who are called the ancients.
  17. MODERNLY.
  18. MODERNNESS.
  19. Of recent time; not ancient.
  20. One of modern times.
  21. Pertaining to a recent period; not ancient.
  22. A person of modern times.
  23. Pertaining to the present time; recent or new.
  24. Those of modern times, as opposed to ancients. See Mods.
  25. Pert. to the present, or time not long past; late; recent; not ancient.
  26. One of modern times, as opposed to one of anc. Times.
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Quotes of modern

  1. The Reagan Administration, generally regarded as having conducted the most successful Transition of modern times, had managed during the election campaign to build bridges to the Democrats in some areas, notably foreign and national security policy. – Richard V. Allen
  2. Real family values have gone down the drain in modern families. – Wes Borland
  3. To be awarded a prize which takes its name from an illustrious Dutchman who at the same time was a great citizen of Europe and through his writings did so much to open up our modern world of sensibility and thought is indeed a most signal honour. – John G. D. Clark
  4. The modern dilemma is essentially a spiritual one, and every one of its main aspects, moral, political and scientific, brings us back to the need of a religious solution. – Christopher Dawson
  5. Pollock said several times that he couldn't separate himself from his art. Not knowing much about modern art when I began to read about him, I was much more his persona- his struggles as a human being- that was interesting to me. – Ed Harris
  6. It might be argued that genuine spontaneity is not really possible or desirable so long as printed scores of great works exist. All modern musicians are, for better or worse, prisoners of Gutenberg. – Donal Henahan
  7. Whichever theory we adopt to give a rational explanation of human existence, that theory must take into account and explain the mental nature we see at work in all modern communities. – Arthur Keith
  8. Modern music is as dangerous as cocaine. – Pietro Mascagni
  9. Scientific reality is the modern human condition, and you can see that in the symbolic nature of my work. – Thom Mayne
  10. What makes a book great, a so -called classic, it its quality of always being modern of its author, though he be long dead, continuing to speak to each new generation. – Lawrence Clark Powell
  11. Anyone who has to fight, even with the most modern weapons, against an enemy in complete command of the air, fights like a savage against modern European troops, under the same handicaps and with the same chances of success. – Erwin Rommel
  12. Modern education has devoted itself to the teaching of impudence, and then we complain that we can no longer control our mobs. – John Ruskin
  13. The modern period adds social ethics to religions agenda, for we now realize that social structures are not like laws of nature. They are human creations, so we are responsible for them. – Huston Smith
  14. It is not hard to understand modern art. If it hangs on a wall it's a painting, and if you can walk around it it's a sculpture. – Tom Stoppard
  15. Music is neither old nor modern it is either good or bad music, and the date at which it was written has no significance whatever. – Peter Warlock

Usage examples for modern

  1. That is a discovery of modern science. – The Evolution of the Dragon by G. Elliot Smith
  2. Thus is rounded out this very romantic chapter of modern American history. – The Romance of Old New England Rooftrees by Mary Caroline Crawford
  3. " I had no idea that you were so modern dearest mother," laughed Orsino. – Don Orsino by F. Marion Crawford
  4. In the modern dressing machine, such as that illustrated in Fig. – The Jute Industry: From Seed to Finished Cloth by T. Woodhouse and P. Kilgour
  5. They are evidently of modern date. – The Bible in Spain by George Borrow
  6. 2. When did the modern Negro problem come into existence? – Problems in American Democracy by Thames Ross Williamson
  7. Similar conditions seem to lead to similar legislation throughout the modern world. – Popular Law-making by Frederic Jesup Stimson
  8. " A boy," the man answered; " and I count it good luck that you men of modern ways should be the first we meet on our way to church. – The Delectable Duchy by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  9. We live in modern times. – Death Points a Finger by Will Levinrew
  10. He is not like a modern every- day boy, at all. – The Princess Passes by Alice Muriel Williamson and Charles Norris Williamson
  11. In this modern age, the old style one won't do. – Black Man's Burden by Dallas McCord Reynolds
  12. How long would it have taken Russia to grow into modern civilization? – A Short History of Russia by Mary Platt Parmele
  13. Very few modern people of course have any idea of what they are. – George Bernard Shaw by Gilbert K. Chesterton
  14. In this particular, however, these nations are not singular, neither in ancient nor in modern times. – Travels in China, Containing Descriptions, Observations, and Comparisons, Made and Collected in the Course of a Short Residence at the Imperial Palace of Yuen-Min-Yuen, and on a Subsequent Journey through the Country from Pekin to Canton by John Barrow
  15. And it was very modern – The Window-Gazer by Isabel Ecclestone Mackay
  16. Let us see, briefly, how it came into modern science. – The Story of Evolution by Joseph McCabe
  17. Here, then, is the receiving department of this great single retailing machine of modern business. – The Romance of a Great Store by Edward Hungerford
  18. Modern methods of efficiency have been applied to charity for the first time. – H. R. by Edwin Lefevre
  19. " Captain Jack is a modern pirate, all right," the lad told himself. – The Boy Allies with Uncle Sams Cruisers by Ensign Robert L. Drake
  20. Sebennitis, the modern Samanhud, i. – Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah & Meccah by Sir Richard Francis Burton

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