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golden age

A period of or defined by outstanding excellence, quality, prosperity, or achievement. This Halloween, we're having a marathon of all the monster movies from the golden age of cinema. Many people look back on the 1950s as some kind of golden age, completely ignoring or denying many of the deep-rooted social injustices that typified that time in America.
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golden age

A period of prosperity or excellent achievement, as in Some consider the baroque period the golden age of choral music. The expression dates from the mid-1500s, when it was first applied to a period of classical Latin poetry.
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the golden age of something

The golden age of a particular field of activity is a period of time during which it was very successful or of a very high quality. You grew up in the golden age of American children's books. The Middle Ages were the golden age of the spice trade.
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a golden age

a period in the past when things were at their best, happiest, or most successful.
According to Greek and Roman mythology, the Golden Age was the earliest and best age of the world, when human beings lived in a state of perfect happiness. The Ages of Silver, Brass, and Iron represented successive stages of a descent into barbarism and misery.
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the ˈgolden age (of something)

the period during which something is very successful, especially in the past: This book looks back on the golden age of steam engines, and all railway fans will enjoy it immensely.
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However, The Golden Age is slightly worse off with a trio who finished only just behind him on his latest start (Dinozzo, Marvel Hero and Citron Spirit) and 9lb worse off with Beauty Prince having beaten him by just a length and a quarter here in October.
By that brisk review of local film history highlights, there have been three golden ages of Filipino films.
Experts, at the commanding heights of big government, big business, and big labor, could produce a Golden Age and maintain it indefinitely.
Stewart's analysis of these passages reveals the intertextual dialogue between these authors and he holds that these discussions are formative to the Danish Golden Age.
The Golden Age of Dance will be a celebration of the iconic MGM movie moments made famous by the likes of Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Grace Kelly and Judy Garland.
Addressing an expert panel held by the External Relations Council of Iran (ERCI), Mohammad Hossein Adeli said the golden age of natural gas was predicted by the International Energy Agency 4 years ago, however, the prediction has been challenged by numerous factors.
China's Ambassador to Australia Ma Zhaoxu agreed that the China- Australia relationship is indeed in a golden age "and I think we have to make the golden age even better in the future.
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Any interested in the golden age of the institution will find this offers insights into education, enlightenment, and how a research center came to occupy a central position in American education and research.
For the next sixty years these 'floating palaces,' with their private cabins, and dining, smoking, and viewing salons, red-uniformed dragoman guides, and organized donkey excursions, carried the aristocratic, moneyed, and adventurous of international society of the time Using period photography, and colorful vintage posters and advertising material, "On the Nile in the Golden Age of Travel" tells the story of the people, the places, and the boats, from pioneering Nile travelers like Amelia Edwards and Lucie Duff Gordon, through to famed later passengers, such as Rudyard Kipling, Arthur Conan Doyle, and, of course, Agatha Christie, whose staging of a death on the Nile only added to the allure.
Q: In 2011, the IEA predicted what it called "the golden age of gas" with production rising 50% over the next 25 years.
Central European Tigers: A New Golden Age The Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies - Historical Building of the National Council of the Slovak Republic Eniko Gyori, Hungarian Ambassador to Madrid, Former Minister of State for EU Affairs of HungarySiegfried Muresan, Member of the European Parliament, Committee on BudgetsLudek Niedermayer, Member of the European Parliament, Committee on Economic and Monetary AffairsMarcin Piatkowski, Senior Economist at the World Bank office in WarsawModerated by: (TBC) Break: 1:30 - 3:00 pm Video provided by FORA.
com)-- In 2013, fantasy author Ron Glick debuted his Golden Age Preservation Project through the Kindle publication of the entire “Amazing-Man Comics” series, and earlier this year published the entire original “Mystery Men Comics” series featuring the Golden Age Blue Beetle.
I believe we are living in a golden age of golf for Northern Ireland.
Similarly, can an industry or genre or period have more than one Golden Age, perhaps in competition?