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contemporary
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War and Peace
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  • The conversation turned on the contemporary gossip about those in power, in which most people see the chief interest of home politics.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Not to speak of the fact that no description of the collective activity of men can do without the conception of power, the existence of power is proved both by history and by observing contemporary events.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • A contemporary event seems to us to be indubitably the doing of all the known participants, but with a more remote event we already see its inevitable results which prevent our considering anything else possible.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • It is the reason why the life and activity of people who lived centuries ago and are connected with me in time cannot seem to me as free as the life of a contemporary, the consequences of which are still unknown to me.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: contemporary design
as in: they are contemporaries
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