One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A period regarded as notable but inferior to a golden age, such as that of so-called silver Latin literature.‘the age may in hindsight be seen as not entirely contemptible, perhaps even as a silver age’
- ‘When Saturn was overthrown by his son, Jupiter, the silver age began.’
- ‘I think that we are in, if not a golden age, then, at least, a very bright silver age.’
- ‘If this book has a hero, writes Alan Watkins, it is Fleet Street in its silver age, from about 1955 to about 1985.’
- ‘Weimar had its Golden classical age (Goethe, Schiller and Herder) and a silver age (Liszt); there was a string of Grand Dukes, Nietzsche, early Bauhaus and of course the proclamation of the Weimar Republic.’
- ‘It's like the silver age of DC comics, but on screen.’
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