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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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