the turn of the century

noun phrase

: the beginning of a new century

Examples of the turn of the century in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Patch said a lot has changed over the years, especially since the turn of the century, when a real estate boom altered the coastline and an increase in methamphetamine trafficking brought with it the scourges that accompany drug addiction. Alex Riggins, San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 May 2024 By the turn of the century, the town had grown prosperous enough that Main Street included a bank, grocery store, shoe store, hardware store and pharmacy. Randy Mason, Kansas City Star, 8 May 2024 Just before the turn of the century, a roller coaster, the Switchback Railway, was added, and then a second, along with a hotel and other attractions — and gradually, through financial ups and downs — the park added more and more thrilling rides, including several that set world records. Frank Witsil, Detroit Free Press, 2 May 2024 Since the turn of the century, Southern California air regulators have drastically diminished the dense clouds of lung-searing pollution that once hung over the region. Tony Briscoe, Los Angeles Times, 24 Apr. 2024 The amount of land set aside for cargo storage has almost doubled in size since the turn of the century. Jaime Moore-Carrillo, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 11 Apr. 2024 Support for authoritarian measures to tackle the chronic issues of crime and economic growth in Latin America has significantly increased since the turn of the century. Stefano Pozzebon, CNN, 10 Apr. 2024 Here's a sampling of other head coaches/managers who experienced a similar fate to Griffin since the turn of the century, and there are some familiar names. Journal Sentinel, 24 Jan. 2024 Over the past 100 years, Argentina went from being seen as a paragon of stability and success to brutal military dictatorship, experiencing violent coups and, at the turn of the century, economic collapse. Harriet Marsden, The Week Uk, theweek, 22 Jan. 2024

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