contemporaries contemporaries  /kən ˈtɛm pə ˌrɛ riz/


  • (n) all the people living at the same time or of approximately the same age



  1. Second-Hand Hearts

    Skip It THE MOVIE: Hal Ashby was part of the great wave of American directors who redefined cinema in the 1970s. Like most of his contemporaries, his output was as erratic as his personal life, and both were a reflection of the times. Whenever you watch a Hal Ashby film--be it The Last Detail or Harold and Maude or Being There --you never get the sense that he ever did anything less than pursue ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: DVD Talk

  2. Grading Bernanke's Fed

    Fed chairmen may be loved or hated by their contemporaries, but history sometimes tells a different story.        
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Motley Fool

  3. Beryl Hughes challenges assumptions about Shakespeare’s life

    ‘Shakespeare’s Friends Revealed’ offers new evidence about Bard’s contemporaries. (PRWeb June 14, 2013) Read the full story at
    on June 15, 2013     Source: PRWeb


  1. On falling in love again Nicholson said: "Who would not want to? I don't know how it is with women, but I know this about men: men behave worse when there are not women in their lives. In fact, one of the things I get from my contemporaries, in an...
    on Jan 18, 2008 By: Jack Nicholson Source: My46

  2. "I graduated from college (Radcliffe) in 1968," the 58-year-old Prose explained with a laugh during a recent telephone interview with The Associated Press. "And, while many of my contemporaries seem to have become right-wing nuts, that hasn't...
    on Mar 11, 2007 By: Francine Prose Source: Washington Post

  3. Bono said: "We see ourselves as contemporaries of bands like Coldplay, Kings Of Leon, Interpol - and even Girls Aloud. We have been doing this a long time but I still get the same nerves about releasing an album as I did in the early days."
    on Feb 19, 2009 By: Bono Source: Lincolnshire Echo

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