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EN[ˈsɛn.tʃə.ɹiː] [ˈsɛn.tʃɚ.i]
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  • Examples of century
    1. In the first half of the twentieth century, Mars devastated Europe. ‎
    2. In the nineteenth century, the sustained metaphors of sf—non-mimetic fiction—were reconceived with the aid of science, the same science that Arthur Miller quails before today.
    3. Shota Rustaveli (1172–1216) was a Georgian poet of the 12th century, and one of the greatest contributors to Georgian literature. ‎
    4. Adrianne Wadewitz, a scholar of 18th-century British literature who became one of the most prolific and influential editors of the online encyclopedia Wikipedia, died on April 8 in Palm Springs, Calif. She was 37.
    5. Leroy designed an instrument for grasping the stone using three or four claw-ended arms, an idea he found in the alphonsin of Alphonso Ferri, a Neapolitan surgeon of the 16th century, who used metal arms to seize and extract bullets from wounds.
    6. An eighteenth-century planter in Virginia complained: "My people seem to be quite dead-hearted and either cannot or will not work."
    7. The use of dry brushing was certainly widespread in Italian rural church decoration by the nineteenth century, where it was employed mainly for reasons of economy.
  • Examples of centuries
    1. During the last two centuries men appear to have striven, with a most uncommendable zeal, all over Christendom, to root out and extirpate every trace of the Gothic.
    2. This poetry speaks across the centuries. ‎
    3. In later centuries, the masses of European immigrants making footfall in New York’s streets saw the turbid, jostling, unprecedented mix of peoples, all striving to get ahead, and called the jitteringly new phenomenon “American.”
    4. Further affiant sayeth naught. (A centuries-old statement that is still used on some legal documents as the final declaration prior to the affiant's signature.)
    5. The Jews of Russia are accused of having murdered a Christian child for ritual use. The blood libel against the Jews, which cropped up from time to time in various countries for centuries, has long been established as a myth invented by anti-Semites.
    6. Fustian, of which I have found only one entry before 1401, occurs frequently in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. It appears to have been a ribbed cloth.
    7. Native Americans in the twentieth century are no longer a "vanishing race" or a silent minority. They have survived centuries of cultural genocide inflicted on them by non-Native Americans— both the well-meaning and the self-seeking— [ …]
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