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On these wickets, batsmen need to score centuries. The Sun (2016)The literature of the early 19th century is a catalogue of angst and loneliness. Times, Sunday Times (2016)That’s the difference between governing in the modern era and governing in the 19th century. Smithsonian Mag (2017)He scored a brilliant century. The Sun (2016)Until the 12th century people in London had burnt wood for fuel. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The 17th century was a period when the common man rose, but often without trace. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Wolves were driven out of Switzerland in the 19th century but they returned about a decade ago. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But it didn't sparkle until the 19th century. The Sun (2016)Here's hoping this fearless step into the 21st century will be one of many. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He scored four centuries in this year's IPL. The Sun (2016)This sense disappeared in the eighteenth century. The Times Literary Supplement (2012)The passages on the eighteenth century are inevitably the richest. The Times Literary Supplement (2012)On present trends we will need less and less land to feed more and more people during this century. Times, Sunday Times (2015)In the 19th century a house was built within the ruins. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He has scored 31 centuries from that position. Times, Sunday Times (2009) People of this century move about rapidly; we drive on motorways and dash around cities. Improve Your Landscape PaintingRural Canada has been undergoing rapid changes since the beginning of the century in one way or another. Rural Land-Use Planning in Developed Nations (1989)The county enjoyed their most successful period for a century and produced a string of players for England. Times, Sunday Times (2015)But in the sixteenth century houses changed, a process which had begun much earlier but now became commonplace. The English Civil War: A People's History (2006)This is all a far cry from the turn of the last century when cricket and baseball went head to head for the affections of the locals. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He has already scored a century against South Africa on this trip. The Sun (2015)The utility theory of value in the eighteenth century Throughout the period in question, the dominant theory of value was based on the objective factor of labor. The Making of Neoclassical Economics (1990)
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Translations for 'century'
British English: century /ˈsɛntʃərɪ/ NOUN
A century is one hundred years.
...the late eighteenth century.
- American English: century
- Arabic: قَرْن
- Brazilian Portuguese: século
- Chinese: 世纪
- Croatian: stoljeće
- Czech: století
- Danish: århundrede
- Dutch: eeuw
- European Spanish: siglo
- Finnish: vuosisata
- French: siècle
- German: Jahrhundert
- Greek: αιώνας
- Italian: secolo
- Japanese: 世紀
- Korean: 1 세기
- Norwegian: århundre
- Polish: stulecie
- European Portuguese: século
- Romanian: secol
- Russian: век
- Spanish: siglo
- Swedish: århundrade
- Thai: ศตวรรษ
- Turkish: yüzyıl
- Ukrainian: століття
- Vietnamese: thế kỷ
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