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a period of history
a historical period with a particular character or feature
the whole of time before the present, and all things that happened in that time
the things that have happened in a particular place or to a particular group of people
used about a particular society at a particular time in history
the time around the end of one century/year and the beginning of the next
a start-up … whose value has reached more than one billion US dollars
a period of time spent asking people for their opinions or support
an afternoon full of crafts
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