Modern English


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Modern English English since about 1450
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Modern English See the Note under English.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Modern English from 1500 onwards (Early English often means Early Middle English; (archit.), see Early)
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. Englisc, from Engle, Angle, from the Angles who settled in Britain.


In literature:

No character in a modern English novel has been fully developed.
"A Novelist on Novels" by W. L. George
The modern English idea is that everyone must take care of himself.
"The English in the West Indies" by James Anthony Froude
Wolsey's boy was educated at Paris, and held benefices worth 1,500 crowns a year, or 3,000 pounds of modern English money.
"The Divorce of Catherine of Aragon" by J.A. Froude
At least it is unprecedented in the history of the English Army of modern times.
"The Irish at the Front" by Michael MacDonagh
Thanks to the work of modern scholarship, English readers can now verify this dictum for themselves.
"The Wisdom of Confucius" by Epiphanius Wilson
But in Scotland you will hear the people using numbers of modern French words, which are no part of the English vocabulary.
"Friend Mac Donald" by Max O'Rell
The modern town dates, however, from the visit of the English voyager, Richard Chancellor, in 1553.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 4" by Various
This expression is common also in Irish, both ancient and modern, from which the English is merely a translation.
"English As We Speak It in Ireland" by P. W. Joyce
The best-known modern English translation is that by the Rev.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 4" by Various
In the Modern English, the Old English, and the Anglo-Saxon, the peculiarities of our personal inflections are very great.
"The English Language" by Robert Gordon Latham
"Essays Upon Some Controverted Questions" by Thomas H. Huxley
Before the end of Columbus' Century the first English comedy in the modern sense had been written.
"The Century of Columbus" by James J. Walsh
Like Defoe, Swift wrote English that was modern in its simplicity and directness.
"Comfort Found in Good Old Books" by George Hamlin Fitch
The present roof is an English addition, comparatively modern.
"The Niagara River" by Archer Butler Hulbert
I found some of the best modern publications in French and English.
"Sketches in Canada, and rambles among the red men" by Anna Brownell Jameson
The passage he cites, however, is no more rhythmical than many passages in modern English prose.
"The Literature of Ecstasy" by Albert Mordell
In the plural, when accompanied by the pronoun subject, the verb had already dropped the inflections entirely as in Modern English.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 6" by Various
Of modern English Poets Shelley is the one he loves & admires incomparably the most.
"The Letters of Anne Gilchrist and Walt Whitman" by Walt Whitman
The matter has become one of no little practical importance owing to modern developments of English Church life.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 8" by Various
It is of European derivation, being the same as the word "Carta" (card in modern English).
"A Fantasy of Far Japan" by Baron Kencho Suyematsu

In poetry:

( * * * I do not believe a single modern English
poet is living to-day on the current proceeds of his
verse.--From "Literary Taste and How to Form it,"
by Arnold Bennett.)
"Poesy's Guerdon" by Franklin Pierce Adams

In news:

One such usage book, "Fowler's Modern English Usage," has this to say: "One of a number of adverbs (definitely, really, surely, etc.
This week, we're looking at a pair of useful words that Fowler's Modern English Usage describes as "close in meaning but not identical": adverse and averse.
Modern English 's album "After The Snow" a hidden gem of early 80?s Popular Music.
Most remember the hit song "Melt With You" from the British band Modern English .
After watching Another Year, I've racked my brain trying to think of another filmmaker who has chronicled the modern English condition more than its director Mike Leigh.
Of Eilenburg, Germany, has just completed the modernization of the stage equipment of the English Theatre in Frankfurt.
Melodic modern rock was on tap Aug 9, 2012, when English folk-rockers Mumford & Sons and California songsmiths Dawes played at nTelos Pavilion at Harbor Center in Norfolk.
Fowler's Modern English Usage says that assure, ensure and insure 'have intersecting paths in contexts involving aspects of certainty, assuredness and security.
Lacy English's Redlands home is mid-century modern showcase.
Lacy English has spent 10 years transforming this ranch-style house on Highland Avenue into a midcentury modern showcase.
The Magna Carta, the English medieval document considered a cornerstone of modern democracy, is to get an overhaul and be brought back into the public spotlight in time for its 800th anniversary, academics said on Thursday.
Modern English's album "After The Snow" a hidden gem of early 80?s Popular Music .
Most remember the hit song "Melt With You" from the British band Modern English.
Modern English Country Living Room .
Modern English Country Living Room.

In science:

The rule, which said that plurality should not be assumed without necessity (or, in modern English, keep it as simple as you can), was used to eliminate many pseudo-explanatory entities.
From Knowledge, Knowability and the Search for Objective Randomness to a New Vision of Complexity
Kolchin. (English) Modern Probability and Statistics.
Cycles of random permutations with restricted cycle lengths
English translation: “What the modern physicists call theory of relativity is the theory of the invariants of the space-time region, x, y , z , t (the Minkowski “world”) with respect to a given group of collineations, namely the “Lorentz group”.
Interpreting solutions with nontrivial Killing groups in general relativity
Gromov, Metric structures for Riemannian and non-Riemannian spaces, Reprint of the 2001 English edition, Modern Birkh¨auser Classics, Birkh¨auser Boston Inc., Boston, MA, 2007.
Coarse Ricci curvature on the space of probability measures
The new contribution is the observation that PMI can exploit the huge document collections that are indexed by modern Web search engines. The algorithm is evaluated using the Test of English as a Foreign Language. The algorithm is compared with Latent Semantic Analysis, which has also been evaluated using TOEFL.
Mining the Web for Synonyms: PMI-IR versus LSA on TOEFL
Although all the equations in the Appendix are fair copies of those in the English translation of Ref. , in places the notation has been changed to be more in conformity with modern usage.
The physics of space and time II: A reassessment of Einstein's 1905 special relativity paper
Using the Levenshtein Edit Distance for Automatic Lemmatization: A Case Study for Modern Greek and English.
Beyond Stemming and Lemmatization: Ultra-stemming to Improve Automatic Text Summarization
Gromov, Metric structures for Riemannian and non-Riemannian spaces, english ed., Modern Birkh¨auser Classics, Birkh¨auser Boston Inc., Boston, MA, 2007, Based on the 1981 French original, With appendices by M.
A nonhomogeneous boundary value problem in mass transfer theory