Examples of centenary in a Sentence
This year marks the centenary of the building's construction.
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Maduro’s nibble had some additional symbolic weight thanks to its timing, just days before the November 7 centenary of the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia.
Then there’s Bach, Liszt and the founders of the modernist Bauhaus movement, which celebrates its centenary in 2019 in the town of Weimar.
The Cuban jazz trumpeter who defected to the U.S. in the late 1980s with the help of his hero Dizzy Gillespie (and then-Vice President Dan Quayle) is celebrating Gillespie’s centenary.
The centenary of the Russian Revolution has sparked a flurry of commentary on how and why the Soviet Union was born.
Yet as the centenary of the October revolution draws near, the uncomfortable thought has surfaced that Mr Putin shares the tsars’ weaknesses, too.
To mark the centenary of the artist’s death, the Pasadena institution puts 72 of his bronze sculptures on display alongside iconic paintings like Dancers in the Rotunda at the Paris Opera.
Bernstein himself will be in the spotlight later in the season as part of worldwide celebrations of his centenary.
Then things went quiet as BMW geared up to celebrate its centenary.
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A centenary, like its cousin centennial, is an anniversary. Thus, the year 2013 may mark the centenary of a town's founding, and the year-long calendar of public events that the town sponsors for the occasion—that is, the celebration of the anniversary—can also be called a centenary. Individuals have their own centenaries, which usually celebrate their births; thus, Gerald Ford's centenary will occur in 2013, and John Kennedy's in 2017. And if you live long enough to be a centenarian, you'll be around to join the celebrations.
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