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Anno domini

Historical Examples

Every one knows that there is nothing so untruthful as anno Domini, and Im convinced that neither of us is a day more than thirty.
The Bishop’s Apron W. Somerset Maugham

anno Domini 1619, he was ten yeares old, as by his picture; and was then a poet.
Brief Lives (Vol. 2 of 2) John Aubrey

About this time five hundred years ago, anno Domini 1340, gunpowder and guns were invented.
The Curiosities of Dudley and the Black Country, From 1800 to 1860 C. F. G. Clark

anno Domini <1617/8> he was admitted at Magdalen-hall, in Oxon.
Brief Lives (Vol. 2 of 2) John Aubrey

Why, it seems only yesterday that it needed a special effort of remembrance to date our letters with the new “anno Domini.”
Vanishing Roads and Other Essays Richard Le Gallienne

He was, in fact, suffering from the incurable disease of “anno Domini.”
The Great North Road: London to York Charles G. Harper

I put it all on anno Domini, not because so-called democratic principles have suddenly won a miraculous victory.
Diplomatic Days Edith O’Shaughnessy

Beginning the five and twentieth daie of March, anno Domini, 1599.
A History of Giggleswick School Edward Allen Bell

Given under my hand, and the seal of my office, this 17th day of July, anno Domini 1706.
Memorials of the Independent Churches in Northamptonshire Thomas Coleman

Another of the line became king of Connaught, anno Domini 701.
Last of the Great Scouts Helen Cody Wetmore

the full form of AD
(informal) advancing old age

1570s, Latin, literally “in the year of (our) Lord.”


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