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chronology

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Definition a description of events in time sequence
  • He presented a chronology, point by point.
  • No chronology of Soviet atrocities can convey the crushing of the human spirit under Lenin and his successors.
    Michael Johns
  • By the mere chronology of his works, Bunyan belongs in our next period, but in his case mere chronology must be disregarded.
    Fletcher, Robert Huntington  --  A History of English Literature
  • Godfrey's wife, Charmian, sat with her eyes closed, attempting to put her thoughts into alphabetical order, which Godfrey had told her was better than no order at all since she now had grasp of neither logic nor chronology.
    Muriel Spark
  • History is philosophy teaching by example, and also warning; its two eyes are geography and chronology.
    James A. Garfield
  • We all run on two clocks. One is the outside clock, which ticks away our decades and brings us ceaselessly to the dry season. The other is the inside clock, where you are your own timekeeper and determine your own chronology, your own internal weather and your own rate of living. Sometimes the inner clock runs itself out long before the outer one, and you see a dead man going through the motions of living.
    Max Lerner
  • His very name carried an impressiveness hardly to be measured without a precise chronology of scholarship.
    Eliot, George  --  Middlemarch
  • All that we call sacred history attests that the birth of a poet is the principal event in chronology.
    Emerson, Ralph Waldo  --  Essays, Second Series
  • He opens the book, glances at an illustration of Nikolai Gogol, and then at the chronology of the author's life on the facing page.
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake
  • What at such a time are histories, chronologies, traditions, and all written revelations?
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • Trying to dampen Mr. Dumphry's enthusiasm, Dick went into impersonal chronology.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • The names were fake, the chronologies oriented to Central America, and above all, no one on the relay flights knew about the Tannenbaum estate.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • Think of the chronology.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Working quickly and without much thought, he gave his diary a title, calling it, "Chronology of Events."
    Richard Preston  --  The Hot Zone
  • The order of things—chronologies—that was the hard part.
    Tim O'Brien  --  Going After Cacciato
  • He went over the chronology in his head.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • We generated background studies, psychological assessments, daily chronologies, myriad facts and extrapolations.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker
  • This was good at least for a future fiction writer, being able to learn so penetratingly, and almost first of all, about chronology.
    Eudora Welty  --  One Writer's Beginnings
  • A Chronology 1869 The first Japanese to settle on the U.S. mainland arrive at Gold Hill, near Sacramento, California.
    Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston & James D. Houston  --  Farewell to Manzanar
  • In conclusion, I ought to add that no effort has been made to clear up the chronology of the letters.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Screwtape Letters

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