• WordNet 3.6
    • n twelvemonth a period of time containing 365 (or 366) days "she is 4 years old","in the year 1920"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Twelvemonth A year which consists of twelve calendar months. "I shall laugh at this a twelvemonth hence."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n twelvemonth A year, which consists of twelve calendar months.
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In literature:

By all the moons in a twelvemonth she is his wife.
"A Little Girl in Old Detroit" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
It was as inevitable as that I should be a year older every twelvemonth.
"The Promised Land" by Mary Antin
Portugal, being without either army or navy, could not attempt an invasion under a twelvemonth.
"The Writings of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
During the ensuing twelvemonth the government was that of a benevolent but uncompromising dictatorship.
"The Governments of Europe" by Frederic Austin Ogg
Mr. Gladstone himself gave it a twelvemonth at most.
"The Life of William Ewart Gladstone, Vol. 1 (of 3)" by John Morley
Shan't have any more laugh in me for a twelvemonth.
"The Adventures of Don Lavington" by George Manville Fenn
Send your wife to languish a twelvemonth in company with the poor smugglers, and then `to dinner with what appetite you may.
"The King's Own" by Captain Frederick Marryat
It is because exactly on this day twelvemonth I brought you all to the cottage.
"The Children of the New Forest" by Captain Marryat
In one short twelvemonth he compassed all three.
"On the Stairs" by Henry B. Fuller
You may live like a gentleman for a twelvemonth on Hazlitt's ideas.
"Obiter Dicta Second Series" by Augustine Birrell
Mrs. Dashwood took the house for a twelvemonth; it was ready furnished, and she might have immediate possession.
"Sense and Sensibility" by Jane Austen
More harm has been done to our work to-night than we can hope to rectify in a twelvemonth!
"The Sins of Séverac Bablon" by Sax Rohmer
If we reach the fishing by this day twelvemonth we shall have done well.
"Standish of Standish" by Jane G. Austin
The first I will ask now, and the other two gifts I will ask this day twelvemonth wheresoever ye hold your high feast.
"Stories of King Arthur and His Knights" by U. Waldo Cutler
He had paid a twelvemonth's rent in advance, not daring to trust hunger with the money.
"An Old Meerschaum" by David Christie Murray
And then there are so few highwaymen, that not one robber's plates do I replace in a twelvemonth!
"In Kings' Byways" by Stanley J. Weyman
Before the close of twelvemonths, it passed through no fewer than fourteen editions.
"The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volumes I-VI." by Various
This was a twelvemonth after Pautoe had come to stay with him.
"The Call Of The South" by Louis Becke
This was a licence in March, 1584, to export for a twelvemonth woollen broadcloths.
"Sir Walter Ralegh" by William Stebbing
We numbered then twenty-eight, having started with forty-nine a twelvemonth before.
"From Sail to Steam, Recollections of Naval Life" by Captain A. T. Mahan

In poetry:

"With him I sweetly liv'd in love
A twelvemonth and a day;
When, lo! a foul and treacherous priest
Y-wrought our loves' decay.
"Valentine and Ursine" by Anonymous British
And there they say if a man should wait
A twelvemonth and a day
That all his shipmates soon or late
Would surely pass that way.
"The Rendezvous" by Cicely Fox Smith
Dear tokens of a pardoning God,
We hail ye, one and all,
As when our fathers walked abroad,
Freed from their twelvemonth's thrall.
"Quinquagesima Sunday" by John Keble
Upon the morrow he went
And to that town and churchyard never bent
His ageing footsteps till, some twelvemonths onward,
An accident
"The Obliterate Tomb" by Thomas Hardy
A twelvemonth did his darksome mind
Plot for the dreadful deed.
Two brutal ruffians he hired
To help him in his need;
And yet, so secret were his ways,
None knew to intercede.
"The Babes In The Wood" by Clara Doty Bates
"He went then?…How long has my warrior been gone?"
"A twelvemonth, my Walter, and more."
Indeed!….then he scarcely could reach the far land
Until the last battle was o'er."
"The Warrior's Return" by Amelia Opie