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epoch
used in War and Peace

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Definition
a significant period of time
The exact meaning of epoch depends upon its context. For example:
  • "an epoch of scientific discovery" — an historical period
  • "during the Late Jurassic epoch" — a unit of geological time smaller than a period and larger than an age
  • "the epoch moment of the photo" — the time of an astronomical measurement
  • His meeting with Pierre formed an epoch in Prince Andrew's life.
    Book Five — 1806-07 (61% in)
  • Today's events mark an epoch, the greatest epoch in our history," he concluded.
    Book Six — 1808-10 (64% in)
  • Today's events mark an epoch, the greatest epoch in our history," he concluded.
    Book Six — 1808-10 (64% in)
  • The burning of Smolensk and its abandonment made an epoch in his life.
    Book Ten — 1812 (14% in)
  • The ancients have left us model heroic poems in which the heroes furnish the whole interest of the story, and we are still unable to accustom ourselves to the fact that for our epoch histories of that kind are meaningless.
    Book Ten — 1812 (53% in)

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