Fashion, by which what is really fantastic becomes for a moment universal, and Dandyism, which, in its own way, is an attempt to assert the absolute modernity of beauty, had, of course, their fascination for him.
There are no more uses of "modernity" in the book.
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Many consider America to symbolize modernity — good and bad.
The tribal elders and the teenagers differ in their view of the benefits of modernity.