British photographer Cecil Beaton was the Richard Avedon or Annie Leibovitz of his era.
On the other hand, we feel a little bit like we're sort of blacksmiths in the Internet era.
Surely, Haslett is the first to have written such a book before its era ever took place.
In the era of high-stakes testing, a struggling school made a shocking choice.
Very few American Southerners were members of vigilante groups like the Ku Klux Klan during the era of segregation.
It was about this era that the Comacines began their many emigrations, and spread throughout Italy.
After a period of confrontation, we are entering an era of negotiation.
The era of "social unrealities," to use the trenchant phrase of Daniel, had come.
The wealth of India was proverbial long before the Christian era.
One would say rather that they recalled something of primitive science and of the era of intuition.
1716, earlier aera (1610s), from Late Latin aera, era "an era or epoch from which time is reckoned," probably identical with Latin aera "counters used for calculation," plural of aes (genitive aeris) "brass, copper, money" (see ore, also cf. copper).
The Latin word's use in chronology said to have begun in 5c. Spain (where, for some reason unknown to historians, the local era, aera Hispanica, began 38 B.C.E.; some say it was because of a tax levied that year). Like epoch, in English it originally meant "the starting point of an age;" meaning "system of chronological notation" is c.1640s; that of "historical period" is from 1741, e.g. the U.S. Era of Good Feeling (which was anything but) in reference to the Monroe Administration (1817-24), attested from 1817.
Synonym epoch. Webster's Unabridged makes these words almost synonymous, but "era" usually connotes a span of time rather than a point in time.