turn of the century


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Noun1.turn of the century - the period from about ten years before to ten years after a new centuryturn of the century - the period from about ten years before to ten years after a new century
historic period, age - an era of history having some distinctive feature; "we live in a litigious age"
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århundreskifte
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She concludes with an essay on "Tsarist Russia's dream factories," silent motion pictures which arrived around the turn of the century.
However, in addition to taking care of their homes and large families, many poor women at the turn of the century also worked outside of the occupational structure, taking in laundry and doing other sorts of physical labor for more affluent families (Bureau of the Census, 1961; Thompkins, 1996).
But whites--who make up less than 2 percent of the population--still control more than half of the arable farmland, which was taken by British settlers around the turn of the century.
In examining the existing literature on Canada, the author found the turn of the century virtually ignored.
I think something most people have forgotten is that back at the turn of the century, cars were so new and so exciting, and nothing came close to the excitement of road racing,'' said Brian Blane, a member of the Visalia Motorsports Council and organizer of the race re-creation.
The turn of the century has seen an explosion of interest in the history of 20th-century American Catholicism.
Germans and Poles especially had begun to demand equality of representation within the hierarchy by the turn of the century, and many Italians expressed alienation by following folk practices and generally ignoring the official cult.
Munich Re was a mere 20 years old and already the world's largest reinsurer at the turn of the century, with plenty of international contracts under its belt.
At the turn of the century, misled conservationists would have had us forego the joys of a Christmas tree.
Health care executives are planning for the turn of the century and the millennium bug (Y2K).
The rise of educational missions offered Southern Baptist women a great opportunity in China at the turn of the century.
The book originated out of the New York Public Library's collection of queer publications, buttons, photographs, and paraphernalia, some of it dating from the turn of the century.