Both men offered (and continue to offer) their contemporaries new insights into themselves and the immediate world around them.
But contemporaries had qualms about launching unprovoked attacks.
At an age when most of her contemporaries are long retired, her professional life is booming.
Hawes later denied that drugs helped him play jazz—a beguiling myth that killed many of his contemporaries.
Imagine what would have happened if the judges in the Salem witch trials had encountered not their contemporaries but ours.
How do we belittle the works of our Fathers when we talk as though they wrought for their contemporaries only!
He is the true countryman of his contemporaries Goethe and Schiller.
Darwin's contemporaries, no doubt, smiled pity on the poor man.
But in truth he is trying to get rid of the stumbling-blocks of thought which beset his contemporaries.
Like almost all his contemporaries, he saw in politics little more than a chessboard where the people at large were but pawns.