great year

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n great year time required for one complete cycle of the precession of the equinoxes, about 25,800 years
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Great Pyramids used to be as white as snow because they were encased in a bright limestone that has worn off over the years
    • Great year See Platonic year, under Platonic.
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Quotations

  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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    “When a great man dies, for years the light he leaves behind him, lies on the paths of men.”
  • Henry Parry Liddon
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    “What we do upon some great occasion will probably depend on what we already are. What we are will be the result of previous years of self-discipline.”
  • Joaquin Miller
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    “All honor to him who shall win the prize. The world has cried for a thousand years. But to him who tries and fails and dies, I give great honor and glory and tears.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    “The measure of a great leader, is their success in bringing everyone around to their opinion twenty years later.”
  • Sarah Orne Jewett
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    “The thing that teases the mind over and over for years, and at last gets itself put down rightly on paper -- whether little or great, it belongs to Literature.”
  • John Ruskin
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    “If a great thing can be done, it can be done easily, but this ease is like the of ease of a tree blossoming after long years of gathering strength.”

Usage

In literature:

Naturally all through these years during and after the Revolution there was a great deal of unrest, and trade was much affected.
"A Portrait of Old George Town" by Grace Dunlop Ecker
Does the technical material of to-day differ greatly from that of forty or fifty years ago?
"Great Pianists on Piano Playing" by James Francis Cooke
The new manor-house is nearly three hundred years old, and was built for the possessor of another great Surrey name, George Shiers.
"Highways and Byways in Surrey" by Eric Parker
We have put up with Mr. Loop for a great many years, gentlemen, and what do we get for our pains?
"Anderson Crow, Detective" by George Barr McCutcheon
Years ago there was a temple over this image, so it is said, but a great tidal wave swept the building away.
"Birdseye Views of Far Lands" by James T. Nichols
There the prince established his court, and reigned, as it were, for several years in great splendor.
"Richard II" by Jacob Abbott
He resuscitated this little fact after its burial of 2,200 years, and greatly extended it.
"Pioneers of Science" by Oliver Lodge
And every year the great brigade goes north so that they may last yet another year.
"Young Alaskans in the Far North" by Emerson Hough
That is the time of the year that such great winds are most apt to come.
"The Sandman: His Sea Stories" by William J. Hopkins
ONCE upon a time, more than a thousand years ago, a great white sea-gull was circling above the waves which roll between South England and Wales.
"The Book of Saints and Friendly Beasts" by Abbie Farwell Brown
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In poetry:

So when a great man dies,
For years beyond our ken,
The light he leaves behind him lies
Upon the paths of men.
"Charles Sumner. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The Fourth)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Lead me up thy stony stair,
O Spirit, into thy great air!
For his day of pain and tears
Is to man a thousand years.
""A Thousand Years In Thy Sight Are But As One Day"" by Annie Adams Fields
Eternity, with all its years.
Stands present in thy view;
To thee there's nothing old appears,
Great God! there's nothing new.
"Hymn 67" by Isaac Watts
If we count the risk too great, —
Shrinking, keep the safer way,
Should we not for many a year
Mourn the chance we lost to-day?
"Nec Aspera Terrent" by Cicely Fox Smith
And you, great Stasis . . .
What is so great in that!
Is it a tiger this year, this roar at the door?
It is a Christus,
The awful
"Years" by Sylvia Plath
Hearest thou not the great world's mighty cry—
'Lo, here is work for men!'
The deep, reverberating years reply,
And answer back again."
"In Tempe" by Alexander Anderson

In news:

Rachel Unthank is very happy, and well she might be 2008 has been a great year for her and her band, the Winterset.
From fiction to drama, history to poetry, 2009 was a great year for books.
2011 was a great year for the folks at RecordSetter, and we're not just talking about Rachel Sklar, the woman who broke the "boob wiggle" record.
It hasn't been a great year for Teddy Roosevelt.
A great year for the Wood Brothers just got better.
The Great Ape Diaries is a multi-year, multi-media, multi-continent project based on a simple question: will there be any great apes left in the wild by the end of this decade.
"It was a great year," said Jeff McClary, co-founder of SCUTE.
This rain-soaked square in Preston, northwest England, is the spot where the Mormon roots of Republican presidential candidate, Mitt Romney lie 175 years ago, his great great grand.
2011 was a great year for the folks at RecordSetter, and we're not just talking about Rachel Sklar, the woman who broke the " boob wiggle" record.
Laura Alaina has had a great year, but in light of her country music success, it's pretty obvious that the 17-year-old star hasn't lost sight of what's important.
This has been a great year for the Denver Broncos .
What's New Year's Eve without champagne -- or at least some kind of bubbly ?Champagne is hardly the only type of bubbly great for toasting a new year.
He's having a great year.
What's assuredly true is that 2009 was a great year for Cabernet , whether in the heart of Napa or the reaches of the Northwest.
He's a great singer and songwriter, and most of all a great husband to his wife of 20 years and a wonderful father to his 6th grade daughter.
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In science:

There has been a great deal of progress in the last several years concerning the determination of both Ωm and ΩΛ .
TASI Lectures on Dark Matter
The last few years have seen great advances in the area of interferometric observations of Galactic Cepheids.
Cepheids, Eclipsing Binaries and the Distance Scale: from the Galaxy to the Local Group
As is always the case in astronomy, these data are being pushed to their limits: the aim now is to understand cluster mass distributions in great detail, moving beyond the simple mass estimates of the early years.
Physical component analysis of galaxy cluster weak gravitational lensing data
In conclusion, the above paragraphs describe the great advances that have been made in recent years in studies of galaxy evolution at high redshift.
Galaxy Collisions - Dawn of a New Era
In the years to follow string theory was analysed in great detail, and it was shown that effective theories in four dimensions with N = 1 supersymmetry can be obtained by compactifying type I or heterotic string theories on Calabi-Yau manifolds.
Supersymmetric Gauge Theories from String Theory
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