Half-century sentence example
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.
If fugitives are for the next half-century to be met with in all parts of Europe, yet, especially in the Levant, there grew up thriving Jewish communities often founded by Spanish refugees.
During the past half-century the affairs of Crete have repeatedly occupied the attention of Europe.
The deposits have been partially exhausted by the large shipments of over a half-century, but the export in 1905 was 73,369 tons, valued at £285,729.
After the Pioneers the sequence is The Jesuits in North America, La Salle and the Discovery of the Great West, The Old Regime in Canada, Frontenac and New France and Louis XIV., Montcalm and Wolfe, A Half Century of Conflict.Advertisement
From the point of view implied by such words as these, it is only necessary to recall the mental attitude of our grandfathers to appreciate in some measure the revolution in thought that has been wrought in this field within the last half-century, largely through the instrumentality of Oriental archaeology.
On his return he wrote a long article on "Recent Scottish Theology" for the Presbyterian and Reformed Review, for which he read over every theological work of note published in Scotland during the preceding half-century.
But though Presbyterians did not in many instances become Congregationalists also, until a later date, the two types of Puritanism were drawn closer together in the half-century after 1662.
About 1840 a strong tide of immigration from Germany set in, continuing steadily for a half-century.
But the last half of the 18th century marks the most brilliant period in the literary history of Geneva, whether as regards natives or resident foreigners, while in the succeeding half century the number of Genevese scientific celebrities is remarkable.Advertisement
The Czartoryscy, who were to dominate Polish politics for the next half-century, came of an ancient Ruthenian stock which had intermarried with the Jagiellos at an early date, and had always been remarkable for their civic virtues and political sagacity.
To sum up, it may be said that the Wealth of Nations certainly operated powerfully through the harmony of its critical side with the tendencies of the half-century which followed its publication to the assertion of personal freedom and "natural rights."
In the course of time, however, it underwent many changes, and the earliest inscriptions must have been unintelligible for over a thousand years until they were deciphered by scholars within the last half century.
In the half-century from 1830 to 1880 the cloisters likewise prospered and multiplied fivefold.
Of the half-century that preceded Trajan's great oriental undertaking not much is known.Advertisement
Cyprian is largely responsible for the change, though traces of it are found during the previous half century.
The Greek translation, made within a century or half-century of the writing of the book, must possess great value for the criticism of the Hebrew text.
Most of them are of old native construction, but they have been greatly improved and enlarged within the last half century.
Thus, speaking roughly, the half-century between 1450 and 1500 may be termed the culminating point of the Renaissance.
Wines Of The United States The cultivation of the vine has made very rapid strides in the United States during the past half-century.Advertisement
The dominant element in this minority is the rich landholding interest, and the constitution and the laws of the first half-century were framed for the special protection of that interest.
Of the eleven first named, ten appear to have been born within twenty-five years of one another; and it is noteworthy that by far the greater part of the literary activity of the deists, as well as of their voluminous opponents, falls within the same half century.
Some of these amendments were adopted by Gladstone; a compromise was effected in respect of the others; and the bill, which had practically occupied the whole session, and had perhaps involved higher constructive skill than any measure passed in the previous half-century, became law.
But during the last half century large accessions to our knowledge have been made from foreign and domestic archives, and the sources of Bacon's work have been more critically examined.
It is enough to determine with something like probability the century or half-century which best fits its historical data; and these appear to point to the reign of Manasseh.Advertisement
Over a half-century later, a rookie cop connects Short's murder to a series of gruesome present-day killings.
They can appeal to a half century of border stability which, however smashed down elsewhere, remains inviolate in Central Europe.
Cancer Research UK publishes statistics New statistics reveal the extent of the death toll caused by smoking in Scotland in the last half century.
The war's end, however, set in motion an economic tailspin that lasted for the next half-century.
During the next half-century several local revolts occurred, but no movement of a strictly political character took place till after the Berlin Treaty (July 13, 1878), when some of the Moslems and Catholics combined to resist the stipulated transference of Albanian territory to Austria-Hungary, Servia and Montenegro, and the Albanian League was formed by an assemblage of chiefs at Prizren.
The floor of this depression being below baselevel, it has necessarily come to be the seat of the mountain waste brought down by the many streams from the newly uplifted Sierra Nevada on the east and the coast ranges on the west; each stream forms an alluvial fan of very gentle slope; the fans all become laterally confluent, and incline very gently forward to meet in a nearly level axial belt, where the trunk riversthe Sacramento from the north and the San Joaquin from the south-east--wander in braided courses; their tendency to aggradation having been increased in the last half century by the gravels from gold washing; their waters entering San Francisco Bay.
About the same time the Franks overran and occupied the modern Belgium, and in the course of the next half-century their dominions were enormously extended towards the south (see FRANKS).
Little did the dusky children think that the puny slip with its two eyes only, which they stuck in the ground in the shadow of the house and daily watered, would root itself so, and outlive them, and house itself in the rear that shaded it, and grown man's garden and orchard, and tell their story faintly to the lone wanderer a half-century after they had grown up and died--blossoming as fair, and smelling as sweet, as in that first spring.
Phil Davis and Stan Clifford set about the task of rebuilding the innings and Clifford raced to an excellent half century.
The war 's end, however, set in motion an economic tailspin that lasted for the next half-century.
Even after more than a half-century, there are many Disneyland attractions since 1955 still up, running and extremely popular at the Southern California theme park.
In the ensuing half-century, butoh has joined the other forms such as kagura, bon-odori, and others in spreading all over the world through movies, festivals, and touring performers.
Janine Robin is a half-century old brand that is very popular in France.
Margaret and Philip Isely founded Vitamin Cottage more than a half-century ago and it has grown into one of the five largest supplement retailers in the country.
It became the coveted location for nearly a half-century for movie premiers, star-packed events, and other entertainment galas.
Willie Nelson has been making country music for over a half-century and is still going strong, releasing records well into his 70s.