twelvemonth

Part of speech: noun

A year.

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Usage examples "twelvemonth":

  1. My family were in great doubt what to do with so prodigious a wonder; one said the law, another the church, a third talked of diplomacy, and a fourth assured my mother, that if I could but be introduced at court, I should be lord chamberlain in a twelvemonth. - "Pelham, Complete", Edward Bulwer-Lytton Last Updated: March 16, 2009.
  2. She died of grief in less than a twelvemonth;" the tears gushed from Jerome's eyes, on whose countenance a thousand anxious passions stood expressed. - "The Castle of Otranto", Horace Walpole.
  3. In its young way this hedge has been handsome from infancy; though still but a few years old it gives, the twelvemonth round, a note both virile and refined in color, texture and form, and if the art that planted it and the care that keeps it do not decay neither need the hedge for a century to come. - "The Amateur Garden", George W. Cable.