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contemporaneous
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Definition occurring in the same period of time; or of the same period
  • The recession in Asia was contemporaneous with that in the United States.
contemporaneous = occurring in the same period of time; or of the same period
  • A rise in interest rates is often contemporaneous with an increase in inflation.
  • contemporaneous = occurring in the same period of time; or of the same period
  • It is not a leading indicator. At best, it is a contemporaneous indicator.
  • contemporaneous = occurring in the same period of time; or of the same period
  • You are a very good lawyer, but you are a poor historian, you know nothing of sociology, and your biology is contemporaneous with Pliny.
    London, Jack  --  The Iron Heel
  • contemporaneous = occurring in the same period of time; or of the same period
  • What second departure was contemporaneously perceived by him similarly, if differently?
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • There was something lugubriously comical in the way Newman's thoroughly contemporaneous optimism was confronted with this dusky old-world expedient.
    Henry James  --  The American
  • She had been back only a day—her absence had been almost contemporaneous with his engagement.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Winter Dreams
  • The French Congo and the newly independent Republic of Congo are separated by one mere river and about a million miles of contemporaneous modern thinking.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • Are these two things merely contemporaneous, or does any secret link exist between them, so that the one cannot go on without making the other advance?
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 2
  • [1] And herein too lie its perennial freshness of interest, and the actuality which makes it contemporaneous with every successive generation.
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante's Inferno
  • Hazel Grace, could I, with my meager intellectual capacities, make up a letter from Peter Van Houten featuring phrases like 'our triumphantly digitized contemporaneity'?
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • They've read Native narratives and contrasting contemporaneous viewpoints and taken a field trip to The Abbe, the Indian museum in Bar Harbor, and now they have to do a research report on the subject worth a third of their final grade.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • I am not, I trust, mistaken in the recognition of some deeper correspondence than that of date in the fact that a consciousness of need in my own life had arisen contemporaneously with the possibility of my becoming acquainted with you.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • It is not of the games children play in the evening that I want to speak now, it is of a contemporaneous atmosphere that has little to do with them: that of the fathers of families, each in his space of lawn, his shirt fishlike pale in the unnatural light and his face nearly anonymous, hosing their lawns.
    James Agee  --  A Death in the Family
  • A few family portraits of lantern-jawed gentlemen in tie-wigs, and ladies with large head-dresses and small bodies, hung between the shelves lined with pleasantly-shabby books: books mostly contemporaneous with the ancestors in question, and to which the subsequent Trenors had made no perceptible additions.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • XVIII Although the Divers were honestly apathetic to organized fashion, they were nevertheless too acute to abandon its contemporaneous rhythm and beat—Dick's parties were all concerned with excitement, and a chance breath of fresh night air was the more precious for being experienced in the intervals of the excitement.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • Undoubtedly some relation exists between all who live contemporaneously, and so it is possible to find some connection between the intellectual activity of men and their historical movements, just as such a connection may be found between the movements of humanity and commerce, handicraft, gardening, or anything else you please.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • But I believe I am correct in stating that, until the existence of this contemporaneous Wessex was announced in the present story, in 1874, it had never been heard of, and that the expression, "a Wessex peasant," or "a Wessex custom," would theretofore have been taken to refer to nothing later in date than the Norman Conquest.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • And that region, which, until then, had seemed to me to be nothing else than a part of immemorial nature, that had remained contemporaneous with the great phenomena of geology—and as remote from human history as the Ocean itself, or the Great Bear, with its wild race of fishermen for whom, no more than for their whales, had there been any Middle Ages—it had been a great joy to me to see it suddenly take its place in the order of the centuries, with a stored consciousness of the...
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann's Way
  • "Contemporaneity," to quote AIA, "specializes in the kind of battles wherein no one loses anything of any value, except arguably their lives."
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars

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