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In or relating to the present or recent times.‘I bet you wish that I was a bank robber, some sort of modern-day Robin Hood’
- ‘A force with fewer than 1,600 officers was not equipped to deal with modern-day crime, he said.’
- ‘Fittingly, the story of Britain's relationship with its underwear ends with a modern-day corset.’
- ‘The question was: how do you translate Quixote for a modern-day audience?’
- ‘Moscow and London concluded a non-aggression pact and agreed the bounds of modern-day Afghanistan.’
- ‘The Whitbread was first run in 1957 and was the forerunner of all modern-day sponsorships.’
- ‘The methods used have changed little over the centuries and appear quaint compared with modern-day forestry.’
- ‘He contrasts the modern-day resurgence of Islam with the enervation of Europe.’
- ‘In the 19th century, a laboratory existed in part of the modern-day district of Belmont.’
- ‘The play is a sad, beautifully written, modern-day tragic love story.’
- ‘The description of being drunk on too much wine and going into brothels made me think how little modern-day life has changed.’
- ‘Society nowadays is much more violent than it was 30 years ago and the screens are a modern-day necessity.’
- ‘The modern-day comedians still look at them as the first and the best.’
- ‘People who reflect the wide diversity which exists in modern-day Scotland are needed for this vital work.’
- ‘I'm fascinated by the way that modern-day culture resonates with the whispers, sighs and echoes of ghosts.’
- ‘These men are modern-day pirates, bringing terror to the high seas.’
- ‘What made the 1973 film stand out was that it set its demonic possession in a humdrum modern-day context.’
- ‘If you want to rub shoulders with the modern-day glitterati, go for dinner at any of the restaurants by the harbour.’
- ‘No-one is under any illusion that drugs are the scourge of modern-day society.’
- ‘It is the modern-day equivalent of finding the right cave, keeping it dry and decorating it with pretty cave paintings.’
- ‘It's a modern-day fairy tale, folks, because, you see, they did get on the telly after all.’
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