golden age

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Golden Age (classical mythology) the first and best age of the world, a time of ideal happiness, prosperity, and innocence; by extension, any flourishing and outstanding period
    • n golden age any period (sometimes imaginary) of great peace and prosperity and happiness
    • n golden age a time period when some activity or skill was at its peak "it was the golden age of cinema"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In the original Wizard of Oz, during the scene in the forest, you can see a body hanging from a tree in the background. This is real. He was an actor that hung himself after he didnt get the part of the Tinman. They cut it out of the later versions, but if you have a movie from before the golden age of film editing, you'll see him.
    • Golden age (Roman Literature) The fabulous age of primeval simplicity and purity of manners in rural employments, followed by the silver age bronze age, and iron age.
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Quotations

  • St. Simon
    St. Simon
    “The golden age is before us, not behind us.”
  • Novalis
    Novalis
    “Where children are, there is the golden age.”
  • Gilbert K. Chesterton
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    “The golden age only comes to men when they have forgotten gold.”
  • Beck
    Beck
    “Let the golden age begin”

Usage

In literature:

Ruin to the golden plans and to the golden age which they planned!
"The Home" by Fredrika Bremer
The sixteenth century was the golden age of science and literature in Timbuctoo.
"The Journal of Negro History, Volume 2, 1917" by Various
There irradiated to all Europe at that time the glory of the golden age of Ireland.
"A Short History of England" by G. K. Chesterton
Then followed what has been termed the golden age of Texcoco.
"Mexico" by Charles Reginald Enock
Were these the gay gallants and fair dames of the golden age of chivalry?
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 100, February, 1866" by Various
The Golden Age of Italian art was in its heyday under Cosimo dei Medici.
"Heroes of Modern Europe" by Alice Birkhead
GOLDEN AGE OF THE FINE ARTS IN ANCIENT ROME.
"Anecdotes of Painters, Engravers, Sculptors and Architects, and Curiosities of Art, (Vol. 2 of 3)" by Shearjashub Spooner
I have an indistinct memory of a beautiful passage in Ovid, which describes the Golden Age.
"Travels through the South of France and the Interior of Provinces of Provence and Languedoc in the Years 1807 and 1808" by Lt-Col. Pinkney
He saw in it the golden age.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 101, March, 1866" by Various
Such a golden age, such a good age, such an honest age was set foorth in this banquetting house.
"The Unfortunate Traveller, or The Life Of Jack Wilton" by Thomas Nash
Such men could but look back with poignant regret to the golden age that was past.
"Beginnings of the American People" by Carl Lotus Becker
The golden age of this church was the period from the fourth to the thirteenth century.
"Modern Persia" by Mooshie G. Daniel
The golden age, however, had but the duration of a flower; when it finished, Poverty began to appear.
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3)" by Isaac D'Israeli
Some years ago a ship named the Golden Age was lost.
"Battles with the Sea" by R.M. Ballantyne
In the Silver Age, men begin not to be so just, nor, consequently, so happy, as in the Golden Age.
"The Metamorphoses of Ovid" by Publius Ovidius Naso
This was the golden age of the Toltec race.
"The Story of Atlantis and the Lost Lemuria" by W. Scott-Elliot
It shows that it is not behind but in front that we have to look for the golden age of Christianity.
"The Life of St. Paul" by James Stalker
A Golden Age: A Story of Four Merry Children.
"The Dash for Khartoum" by George Alfred Henty
Coqueville was entering upon a golden age.
"The Fête At Coqueville 1907" by Emile Zola
Not like the Chinese, of a golden age in a distant past, but of a golden age to be.
"My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year" by John Henry Jowett
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In poetry:

Sir Hugo lived in the ages golden,
Warder of Aisne and Picardy:
He lived and died, and his deeds are told in
The Book immortal of Chivalrie:
"Sir Hugo's Choice" by James Jeffrey Roche
That spirit now from thousands of pens,
Is thrown upon the lucid page,
It's moving, it shakes the heart of men,
In this golden, yet sinful age.
"Children's Day. I John, 4:4" by Frank Barbour Coffin
As in the heavens the urns divine
Of golden light for ever shine;
Though clouds may darken, storms may rage,
They still shine on from age to age:
"Hymn: Earth's transitory things decay" by John Bowring
To whom the golden age
Still Nature's laws doth give,
No other cares attend
But them to defend
From winter's rage,
That long there doth not live.
"To The Virginian Voyage" by Michael Drayton
Light among the vanished ages;
star that gildest yet this phantom shore;
Golden branch amid the shadows,
kings and realms that pass to rise no more;
"To Virgil" by Alfred Lord Tennyson
Was it in the golden ages
Or the iron?--I had heard,--
In the prophecy of sages,--
Haply, how had come a bird,
Underneath whose wing were pages
Of an unknown lover's word.
"One Day And Another: A Lyrical Eclogue – Part I" by Madison Julius Cawein

In news:

The New ' Golden Age of Oil' That Wasn't The Nation.
Terrence McNally's 'Golden Age' review.
Terrence McNally's 'The Golden Age'.
'Golden Age' Star Lee Pace On Life Imitating Art.
'Golden Age' offers a sneak pique at opera.
Another Golden Age Of Growth Investing Is On The Way.
Is Agriculture Entering a Golden Age.
BSO Pops celebrate 'The Golden Age of Black & White' at Strathmore.
The New 'Golden Age of Oil' That Wasn't The Nation.
The most intriguing and intricate cultural history I have read is Simon Schama's The Embarrassment of Riches: An Interpretation of Dutch Culture in the Golden Age.
Jools Holland has embarked on a major collaboration project for his new album, The Golden Age Of Song.
The Golden Age has long passed.
Golden Age of Trains in Black and White .
Hear Thundercat's Jazzy Electronic Album Golden Age of Apocalypse.
Like many other truths about the world we live in, you would never know this from listening to politicians' speeches, but we are living in the golden age of American manufacturing.
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In science:

Chandra has opened a golden age for the study of X-ray sources in globular clusters.
X-ray sources in globular clusters
The picture of the world elaborated by mathematicians and physicists such as Laplace and Maxwell, at the golden age of classical physics, possessed a very appealing property: solidity.
Experimental proposal for testing the Emergence of Environment Induced (EIN) Classical Selection rules with Biological Systems
Workshop on The Golden Age of Cataclysmic Variables and Related Ob jects, ed. F.
HST/ACS Imaging of Omega Centauri: Optical Counterparts of Chandra X-Ray Sources
Desurvire, E., 1994, “The golden age of optical fiber amplifiers”, Phys.
Quantum Cryptography
I believe we are about to experience a new Golden Age in fundamental physics.
Future Summary
There may also be a Golden Age in the exploitation of the fundamental physics we have recently achieved.
Future Summary
Cosmology is in the midst of a Golden Age (see e.g., Turner, 2001a).
Time at the Beginning
The first decade of the 21st Century promises to become the Golden Age of extragalactic astronomy.
Spectroscopic Diagnostics for AGNs
It is fair to say that the past decade has been a golden age of neutrino physics, with huge progress in neutrino physics both on the experimental and theoretical fronts.
Neutrino Mass
Given the recent results from MiniBooNE, which failed to confirm the LSND signal, one might be tempted to think that the golden age of ma jor surprise discoveries in neutrino physics is over.
Neutrino Mass
Modern cosmology has entered a wonderful epoch – some call it The Golden Age of Cosmological Physics and as a part of physics it should also be a practical science.
Practical cosmology and cosmological physics
It is often emphasized these days that the field of cosmology has entered a golden age.
Why do cosmological perturbations look classical to us?
The upcoming high quality observations from the “giant-aperture” neutrino telescopes under construction will generate a data sample of unprecedented size, ushering us to a golden age of neutrino astronomy.
In Search for Extraterrestrial High Energy Neutrinos
A golden age for heavy quarkonium physics dawned a decade ago, initiated by the confluence of exciting advances in quantum chromodynamics (QCD) and an explosion of related experimental activity.
Developments in heavy quarkonium spectroscopy
The past thirty years are often referred to as “the golden age” of cosmology.
Dark matter and cosmic structure
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