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Lost Generation

n (sometimes not capitals)
1. (Historical Terms) the large number of talented young men killed in World War I
2. (Literary & Literary Critical Movements) the generation of writers, esp American authors such as Scott Fitzgerald and Hemingway, active after World War I

Lost′ Genera′tion


n. (often l.c.)
1. the generation that came of age during or just after World War I, viewed as cynical and disillusioned.
2. a group of American writers of this generation.
[1925–30]
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We've got the highest unemployment in years, a flatlining economy and lost generations.
In my opinion, the start of the lost generations goes back to the times of Margaret Thatcher and John Major when the Conservative Government created massive unemployment throughout Wales - and it is still causing havoc and stress today.
MAIDENHEAD, England, November 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Just three weeks after its launch, Remember Me - echoes from the lost generations, the new education website from The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC), has been declared a great success.