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epoch
used in Frankenstein

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Definition
a significant period of time
The exact meaning of epoch depends upon its context. For example:
  • "an epoch of scientific discovery" — an historical period
  • "during the Late Jurassic epoch" — a unit of geological time smaller than a period and larger than an age
  • "the epoch moment of the photo" — the time of an astronomical measurement
  • The weather was fine; it was about the middle of the month of August, nearly two months after the death of Justine, that miserable epoch from which I dated all my woe.
    Chapter 9 (77% in)
  • We passed a considerable period at Oxford, rambling among its environs and endeavouring to identify every spot which might relate to the most animating epoch of English history.
    Chapter 19 (40% in)

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