What does the word contemporary mean?

Usage examples for contemporary

  1. Nevertheless, when with passionate conviction a great man, taking the reactionary course, thinks the problem through again from his own point of view, then we have a real phenomenon in the history of contemporary thought. – Edward Caldwell Moore Outline of the History of Christian Thought Since Kant by Edward Moore
  2. Huysmans' place in contemporary literature is not quite easy to estimate. – Figures of Several Centuries by Arthur Symons
  3. It has taken up again a tradition and added to it a contemporary page. – The French Impressionists (1860-1900) by Camille Mauclair
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