1. the decade from 1950 to 1959
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How To Use 1950s In A Sentence

  • In fact, up to the mid-1950s the Ministry went by the name of Irrigation, with none other than the practitioner of apartheid baaskap, J G Strijdom, the responsible Minister. ANC Daily News Briefing
  • Another friend notes a shift in the type of gifts given at wedding showers, a reversion to 1950s-style offerings: soup ladles and frilly aprons are being unwrapped along with see-through nighties and push-up bras.
  • The late 1950s and early 1960s were a period of expansion and creativity.
  • Mr. Hernandez's monochromatic costumes were 1950s-style, with the plain garb of the villagers contrasting with the cosmopolitan clothes of Neruda and his wife, Matilde, and Di Cosimo's natty, attention-getting white suit. When Postman and Poet Meet
  • By the time he was a teenager in the 1950s, he was spending all his spare time at Recreation Park, cleaning boots, helping the groundsman, travelling to away games on the team bus.
  • In the 1950s, the great and the good - the people who really knew what was in the best interests of the lower orders - decided to bulldoze the slums and decant people into tower blocks.
  • In the 1940s, Tarski joined in this development of equational logic; the subject progressed rapidly from the 1950s till the present time. The Algebra of Logic Tradition
  • In the moralistic atmosphere of 1950s Hollywood, it was tricky to present Colette's account of the risqué demimondaine, and its glorification of the courtesans who relied on wealthy playboys and aristocrats to live in a state of opulence. France's Courtesan Queen Returns to the Silver Screen
  • The show cloaks itself in wholesome, old-fashioned japery with its broad misunderstandings ("I said ghosts, not goats!") and knowing winks at Hi-de-Hi! and Frank Spencer, and the way Miranda's mother (Patricia Hodge) flits in and out as if through a time portal to a 1950s Whitehall farce. Rewind TV: Miranda; The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret; Accused: Willy's Story; Garrow's Law
  • The exhibit at 1500 Gallery shows photojournalism from the heady 1950s when the instant city of Brasilia rose up out of the South American desert draws distinct parallels between then and now. J. Michael Welton: Toward an Instant City
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