noun, plural con·tem·po·rar·ies.
- contemplative order,
- contempt of congress,
- contempt of court,
Origin of contemporary
Examples from the Web for contemporaries
What sets him apart from so many of his contemporaries was his rare immunity from the influence of prevailing ideas.
Some of the authors most revered by their contemporaries now languish in relative obscurity.
Cummings, however, has proven far more controversial and arguably less palatable than her contemporaries.
In all likelihood, he was—like his disciples and contemporaries—dark-haired, dark-eyed, and olive-skinned.Yes, Megyn Kelly, Santa Can Be Black (and Jesus, Too)|Jamelle Bouie|December 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
DS: Your work has a religious quality to it that marks it as very different from a host of good work by your contemporaries.The American Prophet of Delusion: Robert Stone in Conversation|David Samuels|November 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
His magnificence and his jewels were the admiration and envy of his contemporaries.Stories about Famous Precious Stones|Mrs Goddard Orpen
It was precisely this mid-way position which his contemporaries found so much to their liking.The History of Modern Painting, Volume 1 (of 4)|Richard Muther
Of that, Mr. Adams had little, as so many of his contemporaries had more.Speeches, Addresses, and Occasional Sermons, Volume 2 (of 3)|Theodore Parker
With the greatest skill the writers of romance mimic the style and accent of their contemporaries.American Sketches|Charles Whibley
We find in him, as in contemporaries, an utter reliance upon the powers of the human mind.The Philosophy of Spinoza|Baruch de Spinoza
noun plural -raries
Word Origin for contemporary
1630s, from Medieval Latin contemporarius, from Latin com- "with" (see com-) + temporarius "of time," from tempus "time" (see temporal (v.)). Meaning "modern, characteristic of the present" is from 1866.