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Tuesday, July 11, 2000

Definitions for coeval

  1. Of the same age; originating or existing during the same period of time -- usually followed by 'with'.
  2. One of the same age; a contemporary.

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Citations for coeval
According to John Paul, this longing for transcendent truth is coeval with human existence: All men and women "shape a comprehensive vision and an answer to the question of life's meaning." , Washington Times
Coeval with human speech and found among all peoples, poetry appeals to our sense of wonder, to our unending quest for answers to the timeless questions of who we are and why we are. Mark Mathabane, Newsday
Origin of coeval
Coeval comes from Medieval Latin coaevus, from Latin co- + aevum, "a period of time, lifetime."