characteristic of or belonging to the present time
It’s easier to find outstanding books when selecting from those that have been in print for a long time, but were it not for that I would prefer modern literature with its contemporary language, issues, and ideas.
I have begun to stop resisting the constant urge to deny that beauty has a valid right to exist in contemporary art.
The flattery of posterity is not worth much more than contemporary flattery, which is worth nothing.
Jorge Luis Borges
The lessons of the past are ignored and obliterated into a contemporary antagonism known as the generation gap.
Spiro T. Agnew
The conversation turned on the contemporary gossip about those in power...
Leo Tolstoy -- War and Peace
She is one of the most impressive contemporary leaders.
Of contemporary literature, philosophy and politics he appeared to know next to nothing.