: existing today
problems facing most modern-day families
modern-day China
often used to indicate that someone or something of the present is similar to someone or something of the past
The two lovers are a modern-day Romeo and Juliet.the modern-day equivalent of slavery

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Nation/World Updated: 10 hours ago It is revered as a modern-day musket. Todd C. Frankel, Shawn Boburg, Josh Dawsey, Ashley Parker And Alex Horton, The Washington Post, Anchorage Daily News, 30 Mar. 2023 The mountain chalet lodging reflects the property's historic roots with a modern-day spin. Evie Carrick, Travel + Leisure, 29 Mar. 2023 The team focused on the Alpena-Amberley Ridge, a ten-mile-wide land bridge that linked northern Michigan with central Ontario, crossing modern-day Lake Huron on the way. Sean Kingsley, Smithsonian Magazine, 29 Mar. 2023 In the Palace’s King’s Gallery, a red carpet of modern-day looks, including Lady Gaga, Blake Lively, and Billie Eilish’s recent red carpet looks are shown. Victoria Murphy, Town & Country, 29 Mar. 2023 The exhibition is a feast for the eyes, showcasing 20 carpets dating from the 16th to 19th centuries and spanning lands from modern-day Turkey and Iran through the Caucasus and Central Asia and into the Indian subcontinent. Vanessa H. Larson, Washington Post, 28 Mar. 2023 The novel takes place in Depression-era Boston, but the movie is set in modern-day New York City. Rebecca Rubin, Variety, 28 Mar. 2023 While at first glance the wisdom of past ages shouldn’t apply directly to the problems of modern-day tech startup founders, this is not necessarily the case. Abdo Riani, Forbes, 27 Mar. 2023 That is, until defense contractor Lockheed noticed it and had his works translated into English; Ufimtsev’s work became the basis for modern-day stealth technology. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 24 Mar. 2023 See More

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“Modern-day.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Apr. 2023.

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