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 But exclusion used to be the norm, not just for fictional characters of color, but also for real-life artists during the golden age of comic books, an era that stretched from the late 1930s to the mid-1950s. Julie Hinds, Detroit Free Press, "'Invisible Men' chronicles pioneering Black artists of the early comic book industry," 10 Jan. 2021 Living during the golden age of television also means living during the silvery, frosty, sparkling age of holiday content. Jenny Singer, Glamour, "The 5 Best (and Worst) Christmas TV Episodes," 3 Dec. 2020 By some measures, the past decade could be considered a feminist golden age. Nicole Graev Lipson,, "A rousing call for change in Koa Beck’s ‘White Feminism’," 2 Jan. 2021 In the Twin Cities, what might be called the golden age of factory architecture extended from about 1900 to the mid-1930s. Star Tribune, "The 1904 Cream of Wheat factory was a rare, classical beauty," 25 Dec. 2020 By many measures, the past three decades have amounted to a golden age of philanthropy, rivaling the early 20th century, when John D. Rockefeller and other industrialists began to dedicate their wealth to helping the public. Leslie Lenkowsky, WSJ, "‘Philanthropy’ Review: Thanks to the Givers," 24 Nov. 2020 This golden age of Indiana football has largely been attributed to the team’s exciting offense. Rainer Sabin, Detroit Free Press, "After crushing loss, Michigan football among Big Ten football's biggest losers," 16 Nov. 2020 In Colombia, the news media called it El Dorado: the golden age. Rory Smith, New York Times, "The Lessons of the Pirate League," 30 Oct. 2020 Abel remembers Bedford’s golden age, when trains sped down tracks snaking through the town. Christine Fernando, The Indianapolis Star, "The cemetery documents Bedford's past. But its historic limestone monuments are crumbling.," 28 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of golden age

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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: a time of great happiness, success, and achievement

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