- 1Living or occurring at the same time: the event was recorded by a contemporary historianMore example sentences
- But the Church wants to challenge that finding by meeting and debating with leading thinkers on faith and contemporary living.
- Such a gesture might look to contemporary historians like an act of archival vandalism, but it was entirely characteristic of the old school to which Macmillan belonged.
- The contemporary experience of living and acting across cultural borders means both the loss of traditional meanings and the creation of new symbolic expressions.
- 1.1Dating from the same time: this series of paintings is contemporary with other works in an early styleMore example sentences
- The officer's testimony is significant only if the entries can be demonstrated as being contemporary with the dates provided by the diary.
- The stirrups we found date back to the 14th century and as far as we know, are the only known find on the site which is contemporary with the battle.
- Yet the earliest dinosaur fossils that best fit into the dino to bird scenario are contemporary with the earliest bird fossils.
- 2Belonging to or occurring in the present: the tension and complexities of our contemporary societyMore example sentences
- The subordination of women to men and the prohibition on divorce, both clearly stated in scripture, can at present be modified to adapt the church to contemporary society.
- Broadly speaking, each of the texts included in this ongoing project speaks in some fashion about contemporary society and the politics through which it is governed.
- This is what happened in the 1930s and, over a longer time scale, it has happened over recent decades in contemporary society.
- 2.1Following modern ideas or fashion in style or design: contemporary artMore example sentences
- The ideas date back at least 3,000 years, yet a growing number of architects and decorators are integrating feng shui ideas with contemporary building design.
- The marriage room has been designed in a more contemporary style in a brown and cream colour scheme, with art works and flower arrangements.
- This proposed project will combine ideas taken from contemporary climatic design and traditional Middle Eastern art and architecture.
noun (plural contemporaries)Back to top
- 1A person or thing living or existing at the same time as another: he was a contemporary of DarwinMore example sentences
- Constance spent nearly five years researching and editing the new collection as well as writing the first biographical study of Isabella, who was a contemporary of William Wordsworth.
- Harvey chose a female architect - Mary Colter, a contemporary of Frank Lloyd Wright - to lead the building of the Harvey House empire in 1910.
- A contemporary of Galileo, Descartes, Rembrandt, and Milton, Comenius contributed greatly to the Enlightenment.
- 1.1A person of roughly the same age as another: my contemporaries at schoolMore example sentences
- Her contemporaries and colleagues say that she is once again back to where she really belongs.
- He was a renowned dancer and his friends and contemporaries say his skill at Jiving was without equal.
- I've waited a while for peers and contemporaries to arrive around me.
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- Marguerite must be secure enough in her technique to approach the role contemporarily, with a little more of a rounded back and modern dancer's flow and line.
- Key to Avary's vision is a sense of time; he manages to set this very '80s bit of work contemporarily, while still making it all seem very nostalgic.
- This smooth, contemporarily designed jukebox won several ‘Best of Audio’ awards when it was introduced this year.
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- What I like these days about visiting Berlin is the creative tension between the old run down corners and the contemporariness in art, streetlife, architecture.
- The contemporariness of the themes and ideas, which Hugo tried to strongly convey through his works, is striking.
- The contemporariness of the sculpture is the success of the park.
mid 17th century: from medieval Latin contemporarius, from con- 'together with' + tempus, tempor- 'time' (on the pattern of Latin contemporaneus and late Latin contemporalis).