millennia millennia  /mə ˈlɛ ni ə/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a span of 1000 years
  2. (n) (New Testament) in Revelations it is foretold that those faithful to Jesus will reign with Jesus over the earth for a thousand years; the meaning of these words have been much debated; some denominations (e.g. Jehovah's Witnesses) expect it to be a thousand years of justice and peace and happiness
  3. (n) the 1000th anniversary (or the celebration of it)

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  1. Persian national pride has been a powerful force for millennia.
  2. I wonder how it is that unelected judges, like some in my state of Massachusetts, are so unaware of this reality, so oblivious to the millennia of recorded history.
  3. Freed up after 1,500 millennia of absolute blackness and utter cold, the water at first seemed completely sterile.

News

  1. Humans in 100,000 Years?

    Homo sapiens have slowly evolved over thousands of millennia, but what happens when modern technology comes into play?
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Fox News

  2. Your View: Letters to the editor (June 10)

    We have now reached 400ppm of C02 in the atmosphere. Ten years ago or so, authentic scientists throughout the world said that 400ppm of C02 would begin a rapid slide into climate change; and that 450ppm of C02 would result in climate alteration that would not be rectified for millennia to follow, and that at 450ppm we would reach 6 degrees rise in temperature that would put all living creatures ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Silver City Sun-News

  3. Unusual antibodies in cows suggest new ways to make medicines for people

    Humans have been raising cows for their meat, hides and milk for millennia. Now it appears that the cow immune system also has something to offer. A new study focusing on an extraordinary family of cow antibodies points to new ways to make human medicines.
    on June 8, 2013     Source: Science Daily

Quotes

  1. "After more than two centuries of American jurisprudence and millennia of human experience, a few judges and local authorities are presuming to change the most fundamental institution of civilization," Bush said. "Their actions have created...
    on Feb 24, 2004 By: President Bush Source: CNN International

  2. "This is not your usual Ancient Egypt exhibit," said archaeologist Franck Goddio, who led the expedition for the European Institute of Submarine Archaeology. "The artifacts have been living together under the sea for millennia - not gathering...
    on Dec 15, 2006 By: Franck Goddio Source: Forbes

  3. "A university is not about results in the next quarter," Dr. Faust said. "It is not even about who a student has become by graduation. It is about learning that molds a lifetime, learning that transmits the heritage of millennia; learning...
    on Oct 12, 2007 By: Drew Gilpin Faust Source: New York Times

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