generation


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  • noun

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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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When it was understood, however, that the Colonel intended to erect a family mansion-spacious, ponderously framed of oaken timber, and calculated to endure for many generations of his posterity over the spot first covered by the log-built hut of Matthew Maule, there was much shaking of the head among the village gossips.
I challenge a new generation of YOUNG Americans to a season of service, to act on your idealism, by helping troubled children, keeping company with those in need, reconnecting our torn communities.
At least that was the view that the men of his generation had taken.
I had long ago thrown aside illusions and theories, and was willing to meet the facts face to face, and to do whatever in God's name a man might do towards saving the next generation from such a burden.
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.
Many generations must have passed away before the descendants of the horde migrated south, or remained and adapted themselves to the changed conditions.
You see, comparatively few alcoholics are born in a 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.
The manner of this gentleman was distinguished by a pliant grace and courtesy unknown to the present generation.
These cases anyhow show that variation is not necessarily connected, as some authors have supposed, with the act of generation.
This procedure ceased to be important everywhere long before the literary period, but it led to the frequent composition by humble versifiers of more deliberate poems which were still 'popular' because they circulated by word of mouth, only, from generation to generation, among the common people, and formed one of the best expressions of their feeling.
One age followed another--and still, generation after generation, the successors of the three Brahmins watched their priceless Moonstone, night and day.
AND ALL OTHERS WHO, LIKE HIMSELF, HAVE CROSSED IN EARLY YOUTH THE SHADOW LINE OF THEIR GENERATION WITH LOVE
At the period of the tale, they dwelt in open hostility; national feuds passing from generation to generation.
I share with you this sense of oppressive narrowness; but it is necessary that we should feel it, if we care to understand how it acted on the lives of Tom and Maggie,--how it has acted on young natures in many generations, that in the onward tendency of human things have risen above the mental level of the generation before them, to which they have been nevertheless tied by the strongest fibres of their hearts.
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