He was born in Ireland in the eighteenth century.
A century ago, cars were made one at a time by a half dozen people working together.
"That's great," Dean said, reading the century-old writing.
Half a century later, nitrous oxide came into use as an anesthetic.
Then there can be a week, a month, a year, a decade, and a century without war.
One minute she's in fear of her life, the next she's enthralled over Annie Quincy, dreaming about life a century ago.
Dean tried to picture the bustling town of a century past, at one time home to a dozen saloons, four restaurants, a newspaper, nearly three hundred houses and more than a thousand inhabitants.
I don't want to wait until I'm a half-century old to start raising children... not when there are so many children who need parents now.
Of the numerous churches in the city the most interesting are the Stiftskirche, with two towers, a fine specimen of 15th-century Gothic; the Leonhardskirche, also a Gothic building of the 15th century; the Hospitalkirche, restored in 1841, the cloisters of which contain the tomb of Johann Reuchlin; the fine modern Gothic church of St John; the new Roman Catholic church of St Nicholas; the Friedenskirche; and the English church.
After the destruction of the castle of Wurttemberg early in the 14th century, Count Eberhard transferred his residence to Stuttgart, which about 1500 became the recognized capital of Wurttemberg.
At the beginning of the 19th century it did not contain 20,000 inhabitants, and its real advance began with the reigns of Kings Frederick and William I., who exerted themselves in every way to improve and beautify it.
He was in fact a typical representative of the unscrupulous selfseeking Polish magnates of the 17th century who were always ready to sacrifice everything, their country included, to their own private ambition.
By the midpoint of the twentieth century, America's dreamers were preoccupied with the future—and not just any old future, but the great and glorious future that seemed inevitable.
By far, the world's bloodiest century was the twentieth century, which saw one hundred million people die from war.
Fred O'Connor reluctantly held out the century-old notebook.
Whether you are rich or poor, live in the developed world or the developing world, life today is better and easier than it was a century ago by virtually any measure.
However, no words of century-old wisdom leapt from the pages.
No. But any code a minister's wife of the last century put together can't be all that sophisticated, can it?
And yet over the last century, we also have seen colonies gain their independence and become nations, and nations peaceably divide.
Owing to the historical past of Naples, and its social and economic condition at the end of the 17th century, the only study that really flourished there was that of law; and this soon penetrated from the courts to the university, and was raised to the level of a science.
Mark Twain has said that the two most interesting characters of the nineteenth century are Napoleon and Helen Keller.