Know Your Next Word : coeval

16. coeval :

adjective :

having the same age or duration

noun :

a contemporary

Usage :

  • Charles Darwin and Abraham Lincoln were born in the same year, on the same day: Feb 12, 1809. ... Instinctively, we want to say that they belong together. It's not just because they were both great men, and not because they happen to be exact coevals. Rather, it's because the scientist and the politician each touched off a revolution that changed the world.(Malcolm Jones : Who Was More Important : Lincoln or Darwin? : Newsweek (New York) : Jul 7, 2008.)

  • Analysis has proved that this manuscript is coeval with that one.

  • Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo were only approximately coeval.

  • He is more serious than his coevals.

    Related Forms :

    coevality : noun

    coevally : adverb

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