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epoch
used in The Brothers Karamazov

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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
  • In the course of his career he had come into contact with many of the most Liberal men of his epoch, both in Russia and abroad.
    Book 1 — The History Of A Family (14% in)
  • And a pliable imagination persuaded her, we must suppose, for a brief moment, that Fyodor Pavlovitch, in spite of his parasitic position, was one of the bold and ironical spirits of that progressive epoch, though he was, in fact, an ill-natured buffoon and nothing more.
    Book 1 — The History Of A Family (4% in)
  • Add to that that he was to some extent a youth of our last epoch—that is, honest in nature, desiring the truth, seeking for it and believing in it, and seeking to serve it at once with all the strength of his soul, seeking for immediate action, and ready to sacrifice everything, life itself, for it.
    Book 1 — The History Of A Family (74% in)
  • "A great writer(9) of the last epoch, comparing Russia to a swift troika galloping to an unknown goal, exclaims, 'Oh, troika, birdlike troika, who invented thee!' and adds, in proud ecstasy, that all the peoples of the world stand aside respectfully to make way for the recklessly galloping troika to pass.
    Book 12 — A Judicial Error (40% in)

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