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all the people living at the same time or of approximately the same age

group of genetically related organisms constituting a single step in the line of descent

the normal time between successive generations

a stage of technological development or innovation

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a coming into being

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the production of heat or electricity

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the act of producing offspring or multiplying by such production

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The generations succeeded each other; the warrior who had committed the sacrilege perished miserably; the Moonstone passed
One age followed another--and still, generation after generation, the successors of the three Brahmins watched their priceless Moonstone, night and day.
that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans.
Since this country was founded, each generation of Americans has been summoned to give testimony to its national loyalty.
It is a Law of Nature with us that a male child shall have one more side than his father, so that each generation shall rise(as a rule) one step in the scale of development and nobility.
Nevertheless, as our varieties certainly do occasionally revert in some of their characters to ancestral forms, it seems to me not improbable, that if we could succeed in naturalising, or were to cultivate, during many generations, the several races, for instance, of the cabbage, in very poor soil (in which case, however, some effect would have to be attributed to the direct action of the poor soil), that they would to a large extent, or even wholly, revert to the wild aboriginal stock.
I cannot doubt that if other animals and plants, equal in number to our domesticated productions, and belonging to equally diverse classes and countries, were taken from a state of nature, and could be made to breed for an equal number of generations under domestication, they would vary on an average as largely as the parent species of our existing domesticated productions have varied.
whose verses, which he took so much pains to polish, have been misscanned, and misparsed, and misinterpreted by so many generations of idle school-boys.
Generation is distinct from destruction, increase and change of place from diminution, and so on.
Today, a generation raised in the shadows of the Cold War assumes new responsibilities in a world warmed by the sunshine of freedom, but threatened still by ancient hatreds and new plagues.
I have read desultorily the writings of the younger generation.
The Realists, who were undoubtedly the masters of fiction in their passing generation, and who prevailed not only in France, but in Russia, in Scandinavia, in Spain, in Portugal, were overborne in all Anglo-Saxon countries by the innumerable hosts of Romanticism, who to this day possess the land; though still, whenever a young novelist does work instantly recognizable for its truth and beauty among us, he is seen and felt to have wrought in the spirit of Realism.
You see, comparatively few alcoholics are born in a generation.
The manner of this gentleman was distinguished by a pliant grace and courtesy unknown to the present generation.
121-139) But after earth had covered this generation -- they are called pure spirits dwelling on the earth, and are kindly, delivering from harm, and guardians of mortal men; for they roam everywhere over the earth, clothed in mist and keep watch on judgements and cruel deeds, givers of wealth; for this royal right also they received; -- then they who dwell on Olympus made a second generation which was of silver and less noble by far.
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