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 Meanings and Examples of CENTURY
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century
 n.  a period of 100 years
Classic Sentence: (170 in 12 pages)
1  It must not be supposed, however, that he shared what we call the "ideas of the century" on certain delicate points.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XI—A RESTRICTION
2  Outside of five or six immense exceptions, which compose the splendor of a century, contemporary admiration is nothing but short-sightedness.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XII—THE SOLITUDE OF MONSEIGNEUR WELCOME
3  There was, at Montfermeil, near Paris, during the first quarter of this century, a sort of cook-shop which no longer exists.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER I—ONE MOTHER MEETS ANOTHER MOTHER
4  The first thing which struck him in this paddock was a door of the sixteenth century, which here simulates an arcade, everything else having fallen prostrate around it.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER II—HOUGOMONT
5  Near the altar there is nailed up a wooden statue of Saint Anne, of the fifteenth century; the head of the infant Jesus has been carried off by a large ball.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER II—HOUGOMONT
6  Bonaparte victor at Waterloo; that does not come within the law of the nineteenth century.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER IX—THE UNEXPECTED
7  Waterloo is the hinge of the nineteenth century.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XIII—THE CATASTROPHE
8  The disappearance of the great man was necessary to the advent of the great century.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XIII—THE CATASTROPHE
9  A vast dawn of ideas is the peculiarity of our century, and in that aurora England and Germany have a magnificent radiance.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XVI—QUOT LIBRAS IN DUCE?
10  The aggrandizement which they have brought to the nineteenth century has not Waterloo as its source.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XVI—QUOT LIBRAS IN DUCE?
11  The century that Waterloo was intended to arrest has pursued its march.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XVII—IS WATERLOO TO BE CONSIDERED GOOD?
12  One of the most undisputed forms of the health of society in the nineteenth century was established over France, and over the continent.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XVIII—A RECRUDESCENCE OF DIVINE RIGHT
13  In the thirteenth century this Rue des Postes was inhabited by potters, and its real name is Rue des Pots.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER I—THE ZIGZAGS OF STRATEGY
14  Such was this quarter in the last century.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER III—TO WIT, THE PLAN OF PARIS IN 1727
15  At the beginning of this century Ecouen was one of those strict and graceful places where young girls pass their childhood in a shadow that is almost august.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER IV—GAYETIES
Example Sentence: (117 in 8 pages)
16  The castle was enlarged considerably in the fifteenth century.
17  The century plant blooms only once in its lifetime.
18  The church was completely rebuilt in the last century.
19  The century is advanced, but every individual begins afresh.
20  Cycling enjoyed a vogue at the end of the nineteenth century.
21  The big bell in the Temple of Reclining Buddha was recast in the sixteenth century.
22  He traces his family back to about the fifteenth century.
23  The countries have been at peace for more than a century.
24  It was the worst storm to hit London this century.
25  Stock markets have crashed in the biggest nosedive this century.
26  The population increased dramatically in the first half of the century.
27  Millions of Germans emigrated from Europe to America in the nineteenth century.
28  Scientists have calculated that the world's population will double by the end of the century.
29  Her paintings depict the lives of ordinary people in the last century.
30  The land was enclosed in the seventeenth century.