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Noun1.1780s - the decade from 1780 to 17891780s - the decade from 1780 to 1789  
decade, decennary, decennium - a period of 10 years
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It features handwritten documents dating to the 1770s and 1780s, which are now fully searchable.
Literary scholars from the province look at five periods of creativity there from the 1780s to the 1990s (the periods of Loyalist awakening, emergent Acadian nationalism, Confederation awakening, mid-century emergent modernism, and modernity and urbanity in Acadian literature), and material and symbolic factors affecting change, such as influential teachers and schools, institutional apparatuses, writers and critics, social climate, material wealth, access to other cultures and cosmopolitanism, political awareness of the importance of arts in social health, stimulation by others, and the idea that culture is a fundamental human right.
The manuscript, dating from the 1780s, is written in the hand of a single clerk.
Built in the 1780s by the son of a wealthy lawyer, the property was bought by Pembrokeshire Council in the early 1950s and was used as a retirement home until as late as 2010.
The church had wall paintings by Swedish artist Thomas Kiempe from the 1780s and Sigurd Wettenhovi-Aspa from 1892.
One newspaper correspondent, writing in the early 1780s, urged 'all men to laugh this new folly out of practice as speedily as possible.
By the early 1780s, the language of politics was inseparable from the world of fashion, as Thomas Crow demonstrated with the relationship between art and politics in Emulation: Making Artists for Revolutionary France (1995).
The role transports Turner from Cornwall in the 1780s to Europe teetering on the brink of war in 1939.
BOX SET POLDARK 12, 464mins A speedy DVD release for the hit BBC series, set in the 1780s and starring Aidan Turner as Ross Poldark, back from the American Revolution to find his beloved Cornwall in hard times.
50pm Carry on courting: Alan Bennett looks askance at the faffing and flummery of life in Windsor Castle as various quacks try to reacquaint George III with reason in the 1780s.
Born in 1757, he started to manufacture clocks with his brothers in Grafton before moving to Boston in the 1780s.
history suffers in an absolute sense from a dearth of scholarship, the 1780s are not a scholarly favorite in the way that, say, the 1850s, 1860s, 1920s, 1930s, and 1960s are.