• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • prep., adv Circa sir′ka about, around.
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  • Sandra Bernhard
    Sandra Bernhard
    “If you close your eyes, you could just as well imagine me to be vintage Ali MacGraw, circa 1968.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary


In literature:

Here is a partial table-of-contents of philes from an underground board, somewhere in the heart of middle America, circa 1991.
"Hacker Crackdown" by Bruce Sterling
Floruit circa 530 B.C.
"The Apologia and Florida of Apuleius of Madaura" by Lucius Apuleius
Jane, apparently died unmarried: born circa 1505.
"Robin Tremayne" by Emily Sarah Holt
A renewal of connection with Low Toynton was made when the widow of Nicholas Newcomen married, circa 1700, the Honble.
"A History of Horncastle from the earliest period to the present time" by James Conway Walter
It is early Gothic, circa 1330, but not a whit more interesting than many others of similar date and design.
"The Stones of Venice, Volume III (of 3)" by John Ruskin
Dillenius, J. J. Catalogus Plantarum circa Cissam nascentium.
"The North American Slime-Moulds" by Thomas H. (Thomas Huston) MacBride
Aggas's plan of London (circa 1560) shows it was a little above the Great Conduit of Cheapside.
"Old and New London" by Walter Thornbury
Under Diocletian (circa 297), Cilicia, with the Syrian and Egyptian provinces, formed the Diocesis Orientis.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 3" by Various
"The Big Time" by Fritz Reuter Leiber
Specimen medicum exhibens synopsin reptilium emendatum cum experimentis circa venema et antidota reptilium austriacorum.
"The Systematics of the Frogs of the Hyla Rubra Group in Middle America" by Juan R. León

In news:

Ben Affleck directs and stars in this based-on-a-true-story drama about a mad CIA plot to rescue six embassy workers from revolution-torn Iran, circa 1980.
A $30,000 dining-room set, custom pool table, circa-1940s quilt, a Crate & Barrel sofa — savvy McKinney shoppers know to expect the unexpected when visiting the Friends of the Inn Thrift Store.
(AP) — Some people create man caves in their basement, but Roy Moseman's got a century-old general store, full of brightly colored packages a customer might have found in a general store circa 1900, give or take a few years.
But as long ago as circa 400 A.D.
After a long, whiny journey, mainstream emo finally initiates its "post-" era with Circa Survive's invigorating third album.
Ravi Shankar circa 1960 in the UK (Image by David Redfern).
Ravi Shankar circa 1960 in the UK (Redferns).
A vendor in New York circa 1910, selling frankfurters at 3 cents each, or two for 5 cents.
The Peter Burr House is hosting tours and a "Felicity Tea" Saturday, Sept 8 with an Open House from 10 a.m.-2 pm and a tea party from 2-4 p.m. Take a free tour of the oldest wood frame house in West Virginia, built circa 1751.
Discover the Rolling Stones circa 1965 in the American South.
(George Reeves and Noel Neill, from the television series, Adventures of Superman, circa c 1955.
Two Tlinit or Haida women sitting in a canoe , circa 1900.
State-of-Art Circa -1991 Theater Upgraded for '09.
South Dakota's circa -1926 State Theatre, dark since early 1990s, nears reopening.
Let's ask Democrats circa 2005.

In science:

Our own experience in clients suggests that the user time saved simply from provision of a user-friendly automated version recovery utility can justify a material proportion (circa 10%) of the overall costs of Enteprise Spreadsheet Management.
Enterprise Spreadsheet Management: A Necessary Good
In fact, we spent nearly a year (circa 2002) attempting to take data at 633 nm using a dye laser; some meager results are presented in [161].
Single barium ion spectroscopy: light shifts, hyperfine structure, and progress on an optical frequency standard and atomic parity violation
This will change greatly if the full force of the current Tevatron integrated luminosity (circa 5 fb−1 ) is brought to bear on this analysis.
Heavy flavours: working group summary
Euclid (circa 300 BC); Author of the Elements.
Eratosthenes and Pliny, Greek geometry and Roman follies
Euler, Meditationes circa singulare serierum genus, Novi Comm.
On generalizations of the sum formula for multiple zeta values