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contemporary
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Jane Eyre
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as in: they are contemporaries Define
living at the same time or: something occurring in the same period of time as something else
  • I have alluded to him, Reader, because I think I see in him an intellect profounder and more unique than his contemporaries have yet recognised; because I regard him as the first social regenerator of the day — as the very master of that working corps who would restore to rectitude the warped system of things; because I think no commentator on his writings has yet found the comparison that suits him, the terms which rightly characterise his talent.

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  • Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo were contemporary artists who competed for some projects.
  • The composer Salieri was contemporary with Mozart

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  • "Yet," I reflected, "she has been young once; her youth would be contemporary with her master’s: Mrs. Fairfax told me once, she had lived here many years.

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as in: contemporary design Define
characteristic of or belonging to the present time
as in: they are contemporaries Define
living at the same time or: something occurring in the same period of time as something else
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