Part of speech: noun

A period dating from a fixed epoch; as, the Christian era.

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Usage examples "era":

  1. This visiting together the ground once so familiar to the Prince formed an era in two lives. - "Life of Her Most Gracious Majesty the Queen, (Victoria) Vol II", Sarah Tytler.
  2. Instead they proclaimed that the golden era lay in the future rather than the past. - "The Makers and Teachers of Judaism", Charles Foster Kent.
  3. This unnatural state of prosperity could not last: peace was established, and from that era the decline of commerce in the United States may be dated. - "A Ramble of Six Thousand Miles through the United States of America", S. A. Ferrall.