contemporaneous

Definition: Living, occurring, or existing at the same time

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The World's Great Sermons - By Grenville Kleiser
...Men of the world know that the contemporaneous interpretation of a law is the most authentic and certain interpretation ....
The Ambassadors - By Henry James
...At the back of his head, behind everything, was the sense that she was--there, before him, close to him, in vivid, imperative form--one of the rare women he had so often heard of, read of, thought of, but never met, whose very presence, look, voice, the mere contemporaneous fact of whom, from the moment it was at all presented, made a relation of mere recognition ....
The Responsibilities of the Novelist, and Other Literary Essays - By Frank Norris
...reflecting and expressing its contemporaneous thought ....
The House of Mirth - By Edith Wharton, A. B. Wenzell
...A few family portraits of lantern-jawed gentlemen in tie-wigs, and ladies with large head-dresses and small bodies, hung between the shelves lined with pleasantly-shabby books : books mostly contemporaneous with the ancestors in question, and to which the subsequent Trenors had made no perceptible...
Daisy Miller - By Henry James
...But in eternity there are no dates; all moments are contemporaneous, and I could add nothing now to the witness I have always borne to my belief in that immortality of his on which he entered long ago ....
The portrait of a lady - By Henry James
...Keen as was her interest in the rugged relics of the Roman past that lay scattered around her, and in which the corrosion of centuries had still left so much of individual life, her thoughts, after resting a while on these things, had wandered, by a concatenation of stages it might require some subtlety to trace, to regions and objects more contemporaneous ....
Dombey and Son - By Charles Dickens, Felix Octavius Carr Darley, John Gilbert
...Sir Baenet and Lady Skettles, very good people, resided in a pretty villa at Fulham, on the banks of the Thames; which was one of the most desirable residences in the world when a rowing-match happened to be going past, but had its little inconveniences at other times, among which may be enumerated the occasional appearance of the river in the drawing-room, and the contemporaneous disappearance of the lawn and shrubbery ....
The American - By Henry James, Henry James Collection (Library of Congress)
...There was something lugubriously comical in the way Newman 's thoroughly contemporaneous optimism was confronted with this dusky old-world expedient ....
Victory - By Joseph Conrad
...The contemporaneous very short Author 's Note which; is preserved in this edition bears sufficient witness to the feelings with which I consented to the publication of the book ....
The Development of the English Novel - By Wilbur Lucius Cross
...None of his novels were written to represent the state of manners contemporaneous with publication; they all dipped into the past ....
History of Prose Fiction - By John Colin Dunlop, Henry Wilson
...Dr. Waagen, taking a contrary view -LRB- F. Eggers, Deutsches Kunst-blatt, 1850, p. 84 -RRB- considers these animal figures a creation of Celtic fancy, while Hildebrand supposed them borrowed from and correlated with contemporaneous Germanic ornamentation ....
James Russell Lowell - By Horace Elisha Scudder
...be light; and I think it should be both extemporaneous and contemporaneous ....
Heroines of Fiction - By William Dean Howells
...So his books, put together of characters and events which could every one be matched in contemporaneous history, and wearing the air of lively reality, fail to convince the reader that the things in them happened, or persuade him no longer than a thrilling passage on the stage ....
The Craft of Fiction - By Percy Lubbock
...Clarissa 's troubles fall within the book, as I have expressed it; they are contemporaneous, they are happening while she writes, this latest agony is a new one since she wrote last, which was only yesterday ....
Before Adam - By Jack London
...It gave the explanation, gave sanity to the pranks of this atavistic brain of mine that, modern and normal, harked back to a past so remote as to be contemporaneous with the raw beginnings of mankind ....
Magna Carta - By William Dameron Guthrie
...Constitution and its contemporaneous amendments, reference to the history and to the common law of England is generally the safest guide as to what was understood and intended at the tune ....