01. Leonardo DiCaprio starred in a [contemporary] version of Romeo and Juliet.
02. The art gallery is showing an excellent exhibit of paintings by [contemporary] artists.
03. Much of the [contemporary] music I hear nowadays just sounds like noise to me. I much prefer the music of the 1970s.
04. Author Margaret Atwood has long been praised by her [contemporaries], but personally, I find her rather boring.
05. Wayne Gretzky is recognized by his [contemporaries] as the greatest player the game of ice hockey has ever seen.
06. The Rolling Stones have succeeded in outliving, outlasting, and outperforming their [contemporaries] for the last forty years.
07. The performance will include a selection of pieces by both classical and [contemporary] composers.
08. [Contemporary] medicine is beginning to return to some of the lost wisdom of previous ages.
09. Over 30% of the [contemporary] world's people identify themselves as either Muslims or Hindus.
10. The ancient Greek artist Polykleitos of Argos was greatly esteemed by his [contemporaries] for his sculptures of the human form.
11. The film featured actors playing characters in an ancient Greek play, but who were dressed, and who spoke in a [contemporary] manner.
12. Personally, I find that [contemporary] cinema, though certainly more advanced in terms of technology, nonetheless lacks some of the emotional depth of films of the 1940s.
13. Gustav Mahler once stated that the important thing is never to let oneself be guided by the opinion of one's [contemporaries].
14. Former British Prime Minister Edward Heath once remarked, "I don't think that modesty is the oustanding characteristic of [contemporary] politics, do you?"
15. Ellen Terry once observed, "What is a diary as a rule? A document useful to the person who keeps it, dull to the [contemporary] who reads it, invaluable to the student, centuries afterwards, who treasures it!"
16. Arthur Koestler once suggested that a writer's ambition should be to trade a hundred [contemporary] readers for ten readers in ten years' time, and for one reader in a hundred years' time.
17. The musical style of Monteverdi and his [contemporaries] comprised diverse elements, some borrowed from the past, others very new.
18. My father refuses to listen to [contemporary] music; if it wasn't recorded before 1960, he thinks it's trash.
19. [Contemporary] morals in this country are much freer than in the early 20th century.

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