twentieth century


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Noun1.twentieth century - the century from 1901 to 2000
century - a period of 100 years
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This is the twentieth century, my dear fellow, and duelling went out of fashion before you and I were born."
Men don't fight duels in the twentieth century. It's--it's antediluvian, I tell you."
The grandest field that ever was; and all my own; not a competitor; not a man who wasn't a baby to me in acquirements and capacities; whereas, what would I amount to in the twentieth century? I should be foreman of a factory, that is about all; and could drag a seine down street any day and catch a hundred better men than myself.
I'm pullin' West this afternoon on that blamed Twentieth Century." He tugged at his grip, got it open, and dipped into it with both his hands.
Since earliest childhood I have been strangely fascinated by the mystery surrounding the history of the last days of twentieth century Europe.
And early in the twentieth century came the great disillusionment.
We of the twentieth century should not allow ourselves to think vaguely of the Middle Ages as a benighted or shadowy period when life and the people who constituted it had scarcely anything in common with ourselves.
In these twentieth century days -of lavish recognition-artistic, popular and material-of genius, what rewards might not a Poe claim!
The Welsh and English countryside at that time presented the strangest mingling of the assurance and wealth of the opening twentieth century with a sort of Dureresque medievalism.
Too late did the socialist movement of the early twentieth century divine the coming of the Oligarchy.
Japan's officers reorganized the Chinese army; her drill sergeants made the mediaeval warriors over into twentieth century soldiers, accustomed to all the modern machinery of war and with a higher average of marksmanship than the soldiers of any Western nation.
The only rational thing for the twentieth-century folk to do is to cover up the well; to make the twentieth century in truth the twentieth century, and to relegate to the nineteenth century and all the preceding centuries the things of those centuries, the witch-burnings, the intolerances, the fetiches, and, not least among such barbarisms.