1840s

NOUN
  1. the decade from 1840 to 1849
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How To Use 1840s In A Sentence

  • In the 1840s the term communism came into use to denote loosely a militant leftist form of socialism; it was associated with the writings of Étienne Cabet and his theories of common ownership. Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion
  • It was the advent of telegraphy that started the most important shift towards full blown globalisation in the 1840s, and in the process invented news and hence the mass media.
  • In the 1840s an astronomer called Urbain Le Verrier noticed there was something wrong with the orbit of Mercury. The main axis of the planet's orbital ellipse shifts each time it goes round the sun.
  • He will market his A-listed town house - which is in Kirklee Terrace and dates from the 1840s - in the new year at offers over £750,000.
  • Nothing remains of the old Holy Trinity burial ground, which dates back to the 1840s - it was deconsecrated in the 1970s - apart from the old wall and three gravestones.
  • The city of Boerne was established by German settlers in the 1840s.
  • Since the 1840s there has been an unbroken link between horses and Victoria's Bogong High Plains.
  • Some conclude that by the 1840s pickpockets and shoplifters alike tended to be adults and professional thieves.
  • Although Philadelphians were intrigued by the invention of the daguerreotype, photographic portraits did not fully meet their needs during the 1840s and 1850s.
  • By the end of the 1840s over one million Irish had perished from hunger and associated disease and another two million had emigrated to escape the misery.
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