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 Meanings and Examples of DECADE
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decade
 n.  a group or division of ten, especially a period of ten years
Classic Sentence: (16 in 2 pages)
1  But the bird, like many other philosophers, seemed as he looked at the reddleman to think that a present moment of comfortable reality was worth a decade of memories.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 10 A Desperate Attempt at Persuasion
2  It would be a poor expert who could not give the date of a document within a decade or so.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 2. The Curse of the Baskervilles
3  In normal cases one can place a man in his true decade with tolerable confidence.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VII. The Adventure of The Reigate Squires
4  Before me stretched the portentous menacing road of a new decade.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 7
5  Thirty--the promise of a decade of loneliness, a thinning list of single men to know, a thinning brief-case of enthusiasm, thinning hair.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 7
6  Ellen finished and Gerald, who could never find his beads at prayer time, began furtively counting his decade on his fingers.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
7  Hastily she began her decade, telling off the beads automatically but with a depth of emotion in her voice that caused Mammy to open her eyes and shoot a searching glance at her.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
8  In a single decade the cotton output increased four-fold and the value of lands was tripled.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In VII
9  As she finished her prayers and Suellen, then Carreen, began their decades, her mind was still speeding onward with her entrancing new thought.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
10  Three decades ago, Dr. Westlake, Julius Flickerbaugh the lawyer, Merriman Peedy the Congregational pastor and himself had been the arbiters.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
11  In rough approximation we may point out four varying decades of work in Southern education since the Civil War.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In VI
12  First, it became almost entirely Baptist and Methodist in faith; secondly, as a social institution it antedated by many decades the monogamic Negro home.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In X
13  I must confess that my satisfaction with my first theories of an automatic civilization and a decadent humanity did not long endure.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In V
14  At last I saw again the dim shadows of houses, the evidences of decadent humanity.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In XII
15  In the unholy crimson glow that bathed them, his dark profile stood out as clearly as the head on an ancient coin, beautiful, cruel and decadent.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
Example Sentence: (126 in 9 pages)
16  This decade began badly for us.
17  A decade of heavy drinking and popping pills ruined her health.
18  These problems persisted for much of the decade.
19  Prices have risen steadily during the past decade.
20  Environmental awareness has increased dramatically over the past decade.
21  He has rounded into his eighth decade.
22  The anti-smoking lobby has steadily gained ground in the last decade.
23  Gone are the support suspenders and gaudy steel rings that strangled the tower for much of the last decade.
24  He's been on several shuttle missions over the last decade.
25  The number of employees in the company has trebled over the past decade.
26  The critics picked him out as the outstanding male dancer of the decade.
27  Computer hacking has become very widespread over the last decade.
28  There has been a shift in opinion on the issue after a decade of entrenchment.
29  They predict that a large earthquake will strike the east coast before the end of the decade.
30  Commercialism has been infiltrating universities for the past decade.