Definition of Sixties

1. Noun. The decade from 1960 to 1969.

Exact synonyms: 1960s
Generic synonyms: Decade, Decennary, Decennium

2. Noun. The time of life between 60 and 70.
Exact synonyms: Mid-sixties
Generic synonyms: Time Of Life
Group relationships: Age, Eld, Geezerhood, Old Age, Years

Definition of Sixties

1. Noun. (plural of sixty) ¹

2. Noun. The decade of the 1860s, 1960s, etc. ¹

3. Noun. The decade of one's life from age 60 through age 69. ¹

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Definition of Sixties

1. sixty [n] - See also: sixty

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sixties

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sixties (current term)

Literary usage of Sixties

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1. Calcutta Review by University of Calcutta (1844)
"And American writers of the sixties and seventies seem to be doing just that. ... "With the sixties and seventies, we are really into post-modernist writing ..."

2. Un-American Immigration: Its Present Effects and Future Perils : a Study by Rena Michaels Atchison (1894)
"No one would more gladly give all just and generous praise to our foreign-born heroes of the sixties than the writer of these pages. ..."

3. The Birth of the Russian Democracy by Arkady Joseph Sack (1918)
"CHAPTER IV HA Lopatin—A Typical Russian Revolutionist of the sixties. RUSSIA'S revolutionary story, and especially the story of the heroic epoch of the ..."

4. The English Reform Bill of 1867 by Joseph Hendershot Park (1920)
"Naturally the question arises: did the economic situation in the 'sixties help to stir up discontent ?—Such is the question with which the present chapter ..."

5. Labour Legislation, Labour Movements, and Labour Leaders by George Howell (1902)
"This was the case in the sixties as regards some matters affecting the masses ; but the ground had been cleared and tilled previously, and was therefore ..."

6. Sixty Years with the Bible: A Record of Experience by William Newton Clarke (1909)
"... Ill THE sixties VERY early in the sixties, near the end of my college course, I pledged myself in spirit to the work of the Christian ministry, ..."

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