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Modernity   /mɑdˈərnəti/   Listen
Modernity

noun
1.
The quality of being current or of the present.  Synonyms: contemporaneity, contemporaneousness, modernism, modernness.






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"Modernity" Quotes from Famous Books



... opinion that, like most English women, she has no talent for that sort of thing. Like most young women who babble of emancipation she has an unsuspected aptitude for domesticity. She makes tea far better than she writes articles. She is, under a ridiculous assumption of slangy modernity, oppressively conventional. ...
— An Ocean Tramp • William McFee

... had said, "of London," an ambassadress of beauty from the capital of the great queen? There was really little she could tell these clever young people, who amazed and attracted her by their reality,—the unrealities of "intensity" and "modernity" and the rest had, of course, already begun in London,—but she represented to them the sparkle of the new beauty and truth they loved. She knew little intimate anecdotes of the poets and painters they loved, piquant gossip and brilliant mots; and then she was one of those women who are like ...
— The Romance of Zion Chapel [3d ed.] • Richard Le Gallienne



Words linked to "Modernity" :   currentness, contemporaneity, contemporaneousness, modern, up-to-dateness, currency



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