What does the word generation mean?

Usage examples for generation

  1. You would have known them anywhere for New Englanders of the generation that has disappeared almost completely in the last twenty years. – The Shepherd of the North by Richard Aumerle Maher
  2. To the children and the younger generation the announcement made but little difference; some of them had never heard that Miss Jane had a sister, and others only that she lived abroad. – The Tides of Barnegat by F. Hopkinson Smith
  3. But for all that, he was a little man among the sturdy men of his generation, and if it had not been for the Revolution I think he would have died railing at fate. – The Gay Cockade by Temple Bailey

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