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great year

noun, Astronomy
Origin of great year
1905-1910
1905-10

Great Year

noun
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  • I've not seen the like o' this since the great year—forty-eight.

    The Patrician John Galsworthy
  • This extended period of time, equal to twenty-one thousand of our ordinary years, has been named the great year of our globe.

    The Prehistoric World E. A. Allen
  • But before the great year when the Emperor proclaimed that all men had equal rights, it was not so.

    The Jews of Barnow Karl Emil Franzos
  • Eighteen hundred and five, besides being the great year of Trafalgar, was a year of hard fighting in India.

  • Until the great year of 1789, the town, by royal edict, enjoyed complete immunity from taxation.

    East of Paris Matilda Betham-Edwards
  • For that was the great year of the struggle over the state-wide prohibition law.

  • The word rendered rams is jubilee, the same as that given to the great year of Release.

  • As to the great year, some make it to consist of eight years solar, some of nineteen, others of fifty-nine.

  • In a few days the first sun of the great year would rise upon the world.

  • The great year of 1666 was nigh, before many moons the New Year of the Christians would dawn.

British Dictionary definitions for great year

great year

noun
1.
one complete cycle of the precession of the equinoxes; about 25 800 years
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