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).
At the turn of the century, cars were like computers and the Internet are today.
Although membership in one of these English-speaking white Protestant groups was more or less de rigueur for full social acceptability and political influence in many parts of the nation, by the turn of the century they could hardly be counted on as a homogeneous religious force.
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.
Set at the turn of the century, the musical tells of three American families from very different backgrounds whose lives intertwine as they encounter the era's turbulent events.
Looking back to the turn of the century, one would have to admit the real breakthrough came in the year 2000, when a Naming Convention was finally called to establish a new "naming convention.
The absorption of people from varied cultures has gone surprisingly well, by the rest of the world's standards - but the last time the United States took in this many people this rapidly, at the turn of the century, the dislocation became so great that it led to the draconian controls on immigration passed in the 1920's.