golden age


Definition of golden age

: a period of great happiness, prosperity, and achievement

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the golden age of art a golden age for our country
Recent Examples on the Web That said, this does seem to be a new golden age for the Gold’s Gym set. Marco Della Cava, USA TODAY, 17 Nov. 2021 This is the golden age of something good and right and real. Rob Sheffield, Rolling Stone, 12 Nov. 2021 Many fans consider the Peter O’Malley era to be the golden age for the L.A. Dodgers. Los Angeles Times, 8 Nov. 2021 The story goes that 1970s Hollywood was a golden age for creative freedom, a time when maverick filmmakers could make their freewheeling passion projects without interference from studio suits. NBC News, 30 Oct. 2021 This could be the next golden age for the engineering and construction industry, but only if public and private sector innovators also usher in the next phase of digitalisation. Susan Galer, Forbes, 18 Oct. 2021 In this golden age of RV travel, with ownership at an all-time high and myriad new ways to book a getaway, exploring RV campgrounds is as exciting as embarking on the journey itself. Lauren Matison, Condé Nast Traveler, 16 Nov. 2021 Paramount shortsightedly sold off much of its cinematic heritage in 1958, and its library of films from 1929 through 1948, Hollywood’s vaunted golden age, is now controlled by Universal. David Mermelstein, WSJ, 7 Dec. 2021 Sondheim was one of the most imitated and inimitable musical theater artists of his generation, a one-man bridge between Broadway’s golden age and the best of what followed. Elysa Gardner, USA TODAY, 26 Nov. 2021

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First Known Use of golden age

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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14 Jan 2022

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“Golden age.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

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: a time of great happiness, success, and achievement

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