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Synonyms for generation

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
But the different forms of motion have their own contraries in other forms; thus destruction is the contrary of generation, diminution of increase, rest in a place, of change of place.
We must do what no generation has had to do before.
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.
I do not believe that any of us would exchange places with any other people or any other generation.
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.
The offspring from the first cross between two pure breeds is tolerably and sometimes (as I have found with pigeons) extremely uniform, and everything seems simple enough; but when these mongrels are crossed one with another for several generations, hardly two of them will be alike, and then the extreme difficulty, or rather utter hopelessness, of the task becomes apparent.
140-155) But when earth had covered this generation also -- they are called blessed spirits of the underworld by men, and, though they are of second order, yet honour attends them also -- Zeus the Father made a third generation of mortal men, a brazen race, sprung from ash-trees (4); and it was in no way equal to the silver age, but was terrible and strong.
156-169b) But when earth had covered this generation also, Zeus the son of Cronos made yet another, the fourth, upon the fruitful earth, which was nobler and more righteous, a god-like race of hero-men who are called demi-gods, the race before our own, throughout the boundless earth.
169c-169d) And again far-seeing Zeus made yet another generation, the fifth, of men who are upon the bounteous earth.
170-201) Thereafter, would that I were not among the men of the fifth generation, but either had died before or been born afterwards.
For whoever knows the right and is ready to speak it, far-seeing Zeus gives him prosperity; but whoever deliberately lies in his witness and forswears himself, and so hurts Justice and sins beyond repair, that man's generation is left obscure thereafter.
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 Y (known to many as echo-boomers, boomer babies, millennials, the entitlement generation, or the digital generation), by the broadest definition, numbers more than 70 million Americans born between 1977 and 2000 and accounts for approximately 21 percent of the overall workforce.
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