• WordNet 3.6
    • adj second-year used of the second year in United States high school or college "the sophomore class","his sophomore year"
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  • John Donne
    “Let us love nobly, and live, and add again years and years unto years, till we attain to write threescore: this is the second of our reign.”
  • Baudouin I
    Baudouin I
    “It takes twenty years or more of peace to make a man; it takes only twenty seconds of war to destroy him.”
  • Henrik Ibsen
    “In that second it dawned on me that I had been living here for eight years with a strange man and had borne him three children.”


In literature:

In another year the second sister received permission to rise to the surface of the water, and to swim about where she pleased.
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
The second year's development turned out badly.
"The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles" by Jean Henri Fabre
Upon her second visit she made this country her home for several years.
"History of Woman Suffrage, Volume I"
The personal reputation I had won gave me new opportunities of which I took every advantage this second year.
"One Way Out" by William Carleton
Later records, however, indicate that the grant was not continued after the first, or possibly the second, year.
"The History of Dartmouth College" by Baxter Perry Smith
So that only every one hundred and forty-second year could we hope to see a good display.
"The Children's Book of Stars" by G.E. Mitton
The second part followed in the same year.
"Great Men and Famous Women, Vol. 7 of 8"
In the second year, many of the strongest plants will produce flowers and seeds, and in the third year most of them.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
No more was heard about a second year at Utrecht.
"James Boswell" by William Keith Leask
The summer care of the vineyard does not differ materially in the second year from that of the first.
"Manual of American Grape-Growing" by U. P. Hedrick

In poetry:

A year there is a lifetime,
And a second but a day,
And an older world will meet you
Each morn you come away.
"The Wind on the Hills" by Dora Sigerson Shorter
Though so few thy days on earth,
And affliction held thee fast,
Yet thou knew'st the second birth
Ere eleven years had past.
"Lines On The Death Of A Child, J. W., Aged 11 Years." by Benjamin Cutler Clark
Philip of Spain wept when his armada
Went down. Was he the only one to weep?
Frederick the Second won the Seven Year's War. Who
Else won it?
"Questions From A Worker Who Reads" by Bertolt Brecht
"'I pray Prince Ned, my second son,
And my successor dear,
To pay to his intendant
Five hundred pounds a year;
And to think of his old father,
And live and make good cheer.'"
"The King Of Brentford’s Testament" by William Makepeace Thackeray
The first year, the second, my grief was beguil'd
With the fond hope that reason would dawn on my child:
But hope is no longer,for seven sad years
He has lain on my bosom, bedewed with my tears.
"The Complaint" by Caroline Fry
Success to our noble Scottish Volunteers!
I hope they will be spared for many long years,
And to Her Majesty always prove loyal and true,
As they have done for the second time at the Royal Review.
"The Royal Review" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Maryland is offering a bounty on snakeheads for the second year in a row.
In this photo taken March 29, 2012, Jenny Walther, a second year veterinary student, holds a snowy owl named Qigiq at the at the University of Illinois Wildlife Medical Clinic in Urbana, Ill. As Dr Julia Whittington checks out the bird.
For the second year in a row, we have experienced an early summer economic soft spot with Europe at the epicenter.
New York Jets coach Rex Ryan says he is disappointed in the progress of second-year receiver Jeremy Kerley.
The gunfire brought to a violent start a second year of emergency rule in South Africa.
Marlon Stockinger will move to the Status team for his second year in GP3 this season.
In her second year playing with the NYC Heat the St Joseph Hill forward competed with more confidence, often out.
Theatre Bizarre " Summoning " a Second Year at the Masonic Temple.
This is Philadelphia's second year in a row as the title holder.
Conditions at Montrose Co. For the second year, the Mesa County Treasurer's office is hosting its tax lien sale online.
Conditions at Montrose Co. Get the news you need to know before you go out the door with the 11 News Morning Show weekdays from 5 to 7 a.m. For the second year, the Mesa County Treasurer's office is hosting its tax lien sale online.
This is the second year for these races, which proved to be very successful in 2011.
The Taste of Florence returns Oct 16 for its second year.
Employees to see second year without pay increase because of low revenue.
As much as any other player, second-year winger Paul Thompson has helped the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins leave behind a slow start that saddled them with an 0-4 record two weeks into the season.

In science:

Second, the high energy frontier of accelerator-based research will pass to the LHC in only a few years.
Linear Collider Physics Resource Book for Snowmass 2001 - Part 1: Introduction
During recent years, an enormous amount has been learned about the early universe, back to a time of about 1 second after the Big Bang, by the detailed comparison of primordial element abundances with a kinetic theory of nucleosynthesis based on measured nuclear physics cross sections .
Linear Collider Physics Resource Book for Snowmass 2001 - Part 1: Introduction
Moreover, observations indicate that few billion years after the big bang (half-way to the present epoch) the universe entered a second stage of accelerated expansion.
N=2 Supersymmetry and de Sitter space
Mass accretion onto the hot component also results in different variable phenomena with timescales from seconds and minutes (flickering and QPO) to years and decades (nova-like eruptions).
Orbital and stellar parameters of symbiotic stars
For some years the second heating source has generally been identified with the observed X-ray source.
The Ghost in the Machine