half-century half-century

Definition(s):

  • (n) a period of 50 years

Usage(s):

  1. This family, the subject of a thousand books and untold memories, has soaked our imaginations for a half-century.
  2. In an amazing half-century we've moved from discovering the double helix to nearly decoding the instruction set for human life.
  3. The elder Castro's exit barely registered in those cities; a half-century after he arrived on the world stage with a bang, Fidel left with a whimper.

News

  1. Federer, Sharapova lose on wild day at Wimbledon

    As tumultuous a day as professional tennis has produced in its nearly half-century history ended in the most unforeseeable, unexplainable way of all: A second-round loss by Roger Federer at the All England Club.
    on June 28, 2013     Source: WPXI Pittsburgh

  2. Fitchburg native Harry Parker dies, led generations of Harvard crew champions

    Harry Parker occupied the same upstairs corner of Newell Boathouse for more than a half-century, guiding generations of Harvard's heavyweight oarsmen to national championships, silver loving cups, and showcases full of trophies and medals.
    on June 28, 2013     Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  3. Federer, Sharapova Ousted at Wimbledon

    LONDON - As tumultuous a day as professional tennis has produced in its nearly half-century history ended in the most unforeseeable, unexplainable way of all: A second-round loss by Roger Federer at the All England Club.
    on June 28, 2013     Source: The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

Quotes

  1. "This line is a wall that has divided the nation for a half-century. Our people have suffered from too many hardships and development has been held up due to this wall," Roh said. "This line will be gradually erased and the wall will fall. I...
    on Oct 1, 2007 By: President Roh Source: FOXNews

  2. Carl Peterson, the Chiefs' president and general manager, called Hunt "arguably the greatest sportsman of this last half-century, although he never sought fame or recognition for the improvements and changes he brought to the world's sports...
    on Dec 14, 2006 By: Carl Peterson Source: Forbes

  3. "I opposed it because I know we won't achieve energy independence by repeating the mistakes of the last half-century. That's not change we can believe in," McCain said, once again evoking Obama's campaign theme, "Change we can believe in."
    on Jun 3, 2004 By: John McCain Source: Newsday

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