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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A memorable event. Also: A division of geologic time.

Usage examples (38)
  • We do not choose our historical epoch, or the country of our birth, or the immediate circumstances of our upbringing.
  • As the Davidic epoch is the point of the covenant-people's highest glory, so the captivity is that of their lowest humiliation.
  • In this street, stunt performers in epoch dresses walked around Lisbon in old cars and distributed the "Mad Men News" newspaper.
  • The fault of the epoch is the absence of meditativeness. for more
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  • The "epic" (a long poem or other writing telling of a nation's heroic acts) adventure tale takes place during the "epoch" (a period of time in history or in geology) after the Bronze Age.
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