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modern
Part of Speech: Noun
Results: 3
1. Of or pertaining to the present time, or time not long past; late; not ancient or remote in past time; of recent period; as, modern days, ages, or time; modern authors; modern fashions; modern taste; modern practice.
2. New and common; trite; commonplace.
Part of Speech: noun
1. A person of modern times; - opposed to ancient.
Examples of usage:
  • But I don't think the modern world wants mine. - "The Way of Ambition", Robert Hichens.
  • It seems almost the only modern word. - "The Green Carnation", Robert Smythe Hichens.
  • And there modern criticism has stopped. - "Aspects of Literature", J. Middleton Murry.
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