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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And it had 40 larger establishments in 2018, down from 50 at the turn of the century.
The median age across the country is 42 which is more than three years higher than it was at the turn of the century.
At the turn of the century, it was a challenge for women to gain the status of nursing or physiotherapy as a profession.
Julius wants his audience to consider the present, postbellum environment--the land that Southern blacks at the turn of the century are living on and the cultural institutions that they have established there.
By the turn of the century, as millions of logs were floated down the river, many sank and were never recovered.
The fourth chapter, "Policing the Parisian Parterre, 1697-1751," contains an outline of the government's efforts to control behavior in the Parisian theatres, including a violent incident at the Comedie-Francaise in 1691; reforms by d'Argenson, the lieutenant general of police at the turn of the century; the tenure of Bazin at the Comedie-Francaise and his aggressive endeavors to control the parterre; and the status of parterre policing by the mid-eighteenth century.
Only a few Americans went to college at the turn of the century. Today, about 25% of the population has completed a 4-year degree.
Like Pauline Hopkins' turn of the century novella, Of One Blood, Due's plot features an underground colony of spiritually and technologically advanced Ethiopians and a black American doctor who goes to Africa looking for answers.
"For example, a turn-of-the century poster would have had to be printed during the turn of the century, not five years ago." But the general timeline for vintage posters runs from the creation of stone lithographs to World War II posters, Plotkin added.
Hoboken Floors has imported a new line of glazed porcelain tile from Italy that recreates the surrealistic, fantastic atmosphere of Barcelona, Spain, at the turn of the century. Rex Ceramiche Artistiche is the manufacturer of this new line, which includes four colorglazed porcelain tiles and three different presses with up to 15 different glazes per tile.
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.
From a small foundry making coal and wood stoves at the turn of the century, Wescast has grown into one of the largest suppliers of exhaust manifolds for passenger cars and light trucks.