Examples of centenary in a Sentence
This year marks the centenary of the building's construction.
Recent Examples of centenary from the Web
This is the second year that Waldo Farm has hosted a World War I re-enactment, a nod to the war's centenary.
Today marks the centenary of legendary Dutch athlete Fanny Blankers-Koen (1918-2004).
The project is timed to the centenary of the 1918 Spanish flu, the worst pandemic on record.
Prince Harry and fiancee Meghan Markle attend an ANZAC Day memorial in London, marking the Gallipoli landings and the centenary of the final year of WWI.
Timed to coincide with the centenary of Armistice in November, this exhibit features seven local men and women whose stories speak to the larger forces at play in the first war that engulfed the world.
The company, five years beyond its centenary, was about to enter a new and greater phase, but without its longtime owner.
The centenary of the outbreak, in 2016, was marked by the publication of a number of books with an image of T.E. Lawrence on the cover, usually in native robes, often riding a camel.
The lot, which has a pre-sale estimate of $8,446 to $14,077, will be auctioned by Henry Aldridge and Son on April 7. Nov. 11 2018, marks the centenary of the end of the First World War.
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Did You Know?
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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