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turn of the century

the time when the year changes to one with two final zeros, such as from 1899 to 1900. (Although technically incorrect-a new century begins with the year ending in 01—most people ignore this.) My family moved to America at the turn of the century. My uncle was born before the turn of the last century.
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turn of the century

The beginning or end of a particular century, as in That idiom dates from the turn of the century, that is to say, about 1900. This expression was first recorded in 1926.
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the ˌturn of the ˈcentury/ˈyear

the time when a new century/year starts: He was born around the turn of the century.
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century note

n. a one-hundred-dollar bill. (see also C-note.) I got a couple of century notes for driving these guys home from the bank.
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The twentieth century is indeed a century drenched in blood.
Owners of 20th Century Valet, a small Chicago laundry and shoe repair shop, said it wouldn't be cost-effective to make a name change.
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It seems reasonable to treat Britain and Europe as a unit in the eighteenth century (since the same texts were translated and widely read in most places), but significant differences in national policy emerged in the nineteenth century.
Whereas the confessions officially include it, mid- and late-twentieth century interpreters treat millennialism as a dormant doctrine among Baptists or at best as a secondary doctrine.
The reason is that there was no year zero; every century begins with a 1.
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Exports began in the first decade of the seventeenth century, and by the 1620s Caracas was exporting 5 tonnes per year to New Spain.
545, for instance (Example 8), notice the slurs, including an unusually long slur in measures 2-3 (especially rare for the 18th century in that it carries over a bar line).
There is occasional overlap in the subject matter: both Lindert and Ottaway discuss the poor law in some detail, the former in the broader context of "poor relief," which he carries into the twentieth century and the latter as it regards the eighteenth-century aged.
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As Matthew Spring writes in the preface of his book, the lute was one of the most important musical instruments in Europe from late medieval times up to the eighteenth century.
CHANGES IN TECHNOLOGY and evolving trends in contemporary scholarship are enhancing the role of the research library as the principal custodian of the written and printed artifacts that serve as primary sources for studying the literature and history of western Europe from the Middle Ages to the eighteenth century.
Fabi's privileging black male texts in her study on subversive passing tropes follows the grain of the male critics whom she censures and substantially ignores the substantial fictional contributions of African American women at the end of the nineteenth century, a period touted as the black woman's era.