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Noun1.quarter-century - a period of 25 years
period, period of time, time period - an amount of time; "a time period of 30 years"; "hastened the period of time of his recovery"; "Picasso's blue period"
century - a period of 100 years
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But many analysts have said that--apart from the Middle East the past half-dozen years--the world has been much quieter and less violent in the quarter-century since the demise of the Soviet Union in 1991 than in the quarter-century before.
HARRY REDKNAPP is a man at the peak of his powers as he brings up his quarter-century as a football manager this weekend.
This is sad because the past quarter-century will go down as a kind of historic golden period of prosperity, both for wealth creation and poverty reduction (See "Today's Golden Age of Poverty Reduction" in the Spring 2006 issue of The International Economy.
Although we have now passed the quarter-century milepost of the AIDS epidemic, the animus toward people with HIV/AIDS has not abated in the United States.
5 million pounds of food that would have been left to rot were recovered by 250,000 of their volunteers over the past quarter-century.
Under his quarter-century in power, millions--most of them poor--deserted a church that had become irrelevant to their daily lives.
After more than a quarter-century of war, nearly 28 million Afghans are struggling to rebuild their livelihoods and communities in the face of destroyed homes, roads and infrastructure, a devastated natural environment and a shattered economy," said Sen.
DESPITE PLEAS from government and other health experts over the last quarter-century to reduce salt consumption," the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) complains, "Americans are consuming more--not less--salt.
Over the past quarter-century, several researchers have suggested that planetary migration shaped the solar system.
To round off this issue's survey of The Architectural Review's last quarter-century, I asked some of the architects and critics who have often appeared in these pages to comment on what they perceived to be the most important ideas and buildings of the last 25 years and to speculate on what will happen in the next 25.
With the possible exception of Saddam Hussein's regime in Iraq, no government has been responsible for more Muslim deaths over the past quarter-century than Moscow's.