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great year

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(Astronomy) one complete cycle of the precession of the equinoxes; about 25 800 years
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Noun1.great year - time required for one complete cycle of the precession of the equinoxes, about 25,800 years
period, period of time, time period - an amount of time; "a time period of 30 years"; "hastened the period of time of his recovery"; "Picasso's blue period"
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Thou teachest that there is a great year of Becoming, a prodigy of a great year; it must, like a sand-glass, ever turn up anew, that it may anew run down and run out:--
So that all those years are like one another in the greatest and also in the smallest, so that we ourselves, in every great year, are like ourselves in the greatest and also in the smallest.
It may be, Plato's great year, if the world should last so long, would have some effect; not in renewing the state of like individuals (for that is the fume of those, that conceive the celestial bodies have more accurate influences upon these things below, than indeed they have), but in gross.
As yet this world was not, and CHAOS wilde Reignd where these Heav'ns now rowl, where Earth now rests Upon her Center pois'd, when on a day (For Time, though in Eternitie, appli'd To motion, measures all things durable By present, past, and future) on such day As Heav'ns great Year brings forth, th' Empyreal Host Of Angels by Imperial summons call'd, Innumerable before th' Almighties Throne Forthwith from all the ends of Heav'n appeerd Under thir Hierarchs in orders bright Ten thousand thousand Ensignes high advanc'd, Standards, and Gonfalons twixt Van and Reare Streame in the Aire, and for distinction serve Of Hierarchies, of Orders, and Degrees; Or in thir glittering Tissues bear imblaz'd Holy Memorials, acts of Zeale and Love Recorded eminent.
JORDAN SPIETH insisted he had a great year in the Majors despite failing to complete his career Grand Slam at the US PGA.
But the American (left), who was seeking to become the youngest man to ever win all four Majors, said: "My caddie Michael Greller told me walking off 18 today, 'Hey, just want you to know that's a great year in the Majors'.
The Leith-born author said his team's Hampden victory over Rangers had made it a great year.
If I'll think of this year's world tour and with The Voice of the Philippines show, I have to pause and think -- wow it's been a great year for me," said the award-winning singer.
The golfer said that it had been a great year for him so far; as he had won five times but winning one major championship automatically meant one had a great year.
Sir Paul welcomed the news today, saying: "It's been a great year for me and a great year for the Beatles and hearing that the Abbey Road crossing is to be preserved is the icing on the cake.
Summary: 2008 was a great year for animation thanks to Wall-E and Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs proves 2009 is not doing too badly either.
Farah, the second fastest 5,000m runner in history, said: "Last year was a really great year for me.