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contemporary

  

      adj  
1    belonging to the same age; living or occurring in the same period of time  
2    existing or occurring at the present time  
3    conforming to modern or current ideas in style, fashion, design, etc.  
4    having approximately the same age as one another  
      n   pl   , -raries  
5    a person living at the same time or of approximately the same age as another  
6    something that is contemporary  
7      (Journalism)   a rival newspaper  
     (C17: from Medieval Latin contemporarius, from Latin com- together + temporarius relating to time, from tempus time)  
  contemporarily      adv  
  contemporariness      n  
Since contemporary can mean either of the same period or of the present period, it is best to avoid this word where ambiguity might arise, as in a production of Othello in contemporary dress. Modern dress or Elizabethan dress should be used in this example to avoid ambiguity  
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exp.
used to point out that small problems or unpleasant events can in the end help things get better
exp.
expression used for warning that, although something seems to be over, settled, new events that could change the situation may occur
syn.: "it ain't over till it's over"
n.
partner during an event
E.g.: Tom will be her plus one to the party.
exp.
be negatively impacted by a situation, event.
E.g.: The building is being renovated, but for the moment people living there get the short end of the stick.
v.
add new material to or regularly update a blog ; write about an activity, event, situation, topic, etc. in a blog
It's about a fortnight since I last blogged / Her world tour is a great adventure, and the best thing is that you can tag along with her because she is blogging her trip in near-live time
v.
give credit to; to say an event caused something else.
Eg.: I attribute my illness to my friend who coughed at me.
exp.
expression used for letting someone know that he/she should prepare for a difficult or unpleasant upcoming event
exp.
be the most affected by a unpleasant situation; be considered the main responsible for a negative event
E.g.: If the deadline is not met, the production department will bear the brunt
v.
become very nervous or anxious especially before an important event or before having to do something difficult
[informal] Ex.: She always gets the jitters before going on stage.
exp.
wait for something, usually linked to a previous event, to happen; expect something that can not be avoided to happen
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