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The Enlightenment.

[German : auf, up (from Middle High German ūf, from Old High German; see upo in Indo-European roots) + Klärung, a making clear (from klären, to make clear, from Middle High German klæren, from klār, clear, from Latin clārus; see clear).]
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(Historical Terms) the Enlightenment, esp in Germany
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(ˈaʊfˌklɛ rʊŋ)

n. German.
the Enlightenment.
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It noted that the joint relations at the popular level started early through the "historical role" of the Egyptian educational missions in Kuwait during the forties of the last century and its contribution in building the age of enlightenment and development renaissance and the establishment of the scientific base in Kuwait.
The seventeenth-century was the Age of Reason; the eighteenth century was called the Age of Enlightenment. The nineteenth and twentieth centuries were ages of ideology and analysis, respectively.
He declared the dawn of a new "Age of Enlightenment" as he talked up his escalating trade dispute with China.
He continued saying: 'In today's age of enlightenment, it is sad how many still think it's okay to take up smoking and compromise own health as well as that of others.
It affects the core of freedom of expression and information as a fundamental right recognized years ago during the Age of Enlightenment in Europe, it empties it from content, and exercising it loses meaning.
Korducki traces women's ability--or, as is more often the case, inability--to leave domestic partnerships through myriad eras, influences and factors, among them the Romans' somewhat casual approach to marriage, the Apostle Paul's letters to the Galatians, the arrival of the Age of Enlightenment, Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine's alleged romance with a renowned troubadour, and Gutenberg's printing press.
He also referred to the age of enlightenment in Scotland and how he felt the legacy of that was still very evident.
Since the Age of Enlightenment every country with pretensions of abandoning barbarism has concluded that justice is best served by rehabilitating lawbreakers rather than by punishing them.
Foundation said TCA was founded to raise cultural awareness and ushered in the age of enlightenment through lectures, movies, dramas, and a newspaper reading club during Japanese occupation, helping to develop people's desire for democracy, freedom, and human rights, as well as paving the way to the development of 1930's literature, music, art, and drama.
Accrediting the Brahma Kumaris for spreading the message of love, peace and universal brotherhood all over the world, Justice Rao moved on to discussing how the Bhagavad Gita enunciated the path to enlightenment through chapters on Gyan Yoga, Karma Yoga, Bhakti Yoga and Raja Yoga, much before the European age of enlightenment and renaissance.
Joining Elin will be trumpeter David Blackadder, a Baroque specialist, who is the principal trumpet with both the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and the Academy of Ancient Music, and who will play with The Orchestra.
When the history of these chapters of political and social upheaval is written, perhaps those who draft those records will refer to the speech of French President Emmanuel Macron to the joint Houses of Congress on Wednesday as being reflective of our age of enlightenment that tempers the ill-tempered voices and vices of the far right.