modern world


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Noun1.modern world - the circumstances and ideas of the present age; "in modern times like these"
times - a more or less definite period of time now or previously present; "it was a sign of the times"
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And clear across to the Atlantic, the Junta in touch with them all and all of them needing guns, mere adventurers, soldiers of fortune, bandits, disgruntled American union men, socialists, anarchists, rough-necks, Mexican exiles, peons escaped from bondage, whipped miners from the bull-pens of Coeur d'Alene and Colorado who desired only the more vindictively to fight--all the flotsam and jetsam of wild spirits from the madly complicated modern world.
It makes him pre- eminently a modern poet--a poet of the self-pondering, perfectly educated, modern world, which, having come to the end of all direct and purely external experiences, must necessarily turn for its entertainment to the world within:--
Man or boy, woman or girl, they had for a moment taken hold of the thing that makes the mature life of men and women in the modern world possible.
She might just now have been Apostolic Charity herself returned to a self-seeking modern world.
Bonds were better than men's word in this modern world, and one had to look carefully to the bonds.
Well educated, well endowed, and not deficient physically, he remained in the grip of a certain devil whom the modern world knows as self-consciousness, and whom the medieval, with dimmer vision, worshipped as asceticism.
Now by a curious accident he found himself lifted out of his marvellous modern world for a time, out of all the rush and confused appeals of it, and floating like a thing dead and disembodied between sea and sky.
The reds and creams of the background, the lyres and harps and urns and skulls, the protuberances of plaster, the fringes of scarlet plush, the sinking and blazing of innumerable electric lights, could scarcely have been surpassed for decorative effect by any craftsman of the ancient or modern world.
Wedded to old ways, public opinion and the ministers are powerful influences, while fathers and mothers are revered and obeyed as in few other places in this modern world.
SIR - There is once again the opportunity to honour the memory and work of one of the makers of the modern world - Dr Richard Price, 1723 -1791.
The sea attack is followed by some cinematic scenes and gameplay resumes with the character coming back to the modern world.
Volumes 3-5 are devoted to chronological coverage of the development of fashion and costume in the West: European culture in the 15th through 19th centuries; the modern world 1900-1945; and the modern world 1946-1999.