decade


decade
01. The 1960s were considered to be a [decade] of great change in our culture.
02. Even [decades] after his death, movie star John Wayne still ranks among America's top five favorite male film stars.
03. Technology is changing so fast that a computer bought a [decade] ago for thousands of dollars is totally worthless today.
04. This year's crop of grapes is expected to produce the finest wine in a [decade].
05. Without protection, tigers could disappear from their natural environment in the next [decade].
06. Her acting career spanned several [decades] and attracted fans of all ages.
07. Japan was able to rebuild itself into a powerful manufacturing economy during the early postwar [decades].
08. For [decades], the West Bank and Gaza Strip have been a source of conflict between the Israelis and the Palestinians.
09. The Tunisian government has plans to gradually remove barriers to trade with the European Union over the next [decade].
10. A Chinese proverb notes that if you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a [decade], plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people.
11. In 1961, John Kennedy said in a speech, "I believe this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this [decade] is out, of landing a man on the moon, and returning him safely to the Earth."
12. Anthony Robbins once noted that once you have mastered time, you will understand how true it is that most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year - and underestimate what they can achieve in a [decade]!
13. It will take [decades] for the country to recover from the war.
14. Studies show that the world's governments spent $21,000 billion on the military in the three [decades] from 1960 to 1990.

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  • décade — [ dekad ] n. f. • 1355; lat. decas, adis, du gr. dekas, ados, de deka « dix » I ♦ 1 ♦ Période de dix jours. Les mois grecs étaient divisés en décades. Hist. La décade républicaine : espace de dix jours qui remplaçait la semaine, dans le… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Decade — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Decade Álbum recopilatorio de Neil Young Publicación 28 de octubre de 1977 Grabación 1966 1976 …   Wikipedia Español

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  • Decade — Dec ade, n. [F. d[ e]cade, L. decas, adis, fr. Gr. ?, fr. de ka ten. See {Ten}.] A group or division of ten; esp., a period of ten years; a decennium; as, a decade of years or days; a decade of soldiers; the second decade of Livy. [Written also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Decade — – Greatest Hits Compilation par Duran Duran Sortie 15 novembre 1989 Enregistrement 1980 1989 Durée 56:05 Genre …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Décade — (fr., v. gr.), 1) 10 Stück, eine Zehn; 2) nach der französisch republikanischen Zeitrechnung ein Abschnitt von 10 Tagen; daher Decadi, der 10. Tag einer Decade im republikanischen Kalender, wie der Sonntag gefeiert; Décadrier (spr. Dekadrich),… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • decade — mid 15c., ten parts (of anything; originally in reference to the books of Livy), from M.Fr. décade (14c.), from L.L. decadem (nom. decas), from Gk. dekas (gen. dekados) group of ten. Meaning period of ten years is 1590s in English …   Etymology dictionary

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  • Decade — Nom porté surtout aujourd hui en Guadeloupe, présent aussi dans l Eure et Loir. Son origine géographique réelle est difficile à cerner. Peut être le Centre, où il pourrait désigner celui qui est originaire d un lieu dit (le) Cade (= le genévrier) …   Noms de famille