The goal, I think, of American education, for decades, and across many, many scholars, was basically to teach people broad lessons in how to live life, how to engage life, how to essentially be effective citizens and effective people.
I was raised in a solidly upper-middle class family who had really strong values and excess was not one of the things that my family put up with. And there's something wildy decadent about the young-star lifestyle, and I just don't really see the point.
I think in Atlantic Canada, because of what happened in the decades following Confederation, there is a culture of defeat that we have to overcome.
Two decades after communism and the alleged end of the Cold War, Russia is still a cash economy. The preferred currency is dollars, though euros are also acceptable.
I don't go to the sale rack. But I wouldn't say I am decadent in my spending. I am careful.
I have always thought of sophistication as rather a feeble substitute for decadence.
For decades the American people have had an addiction to oil and gas.
Manhattan... capital of the 20th century, a city that has fascinated me for more than three decades.
To me, the word 'decadent' is so difficult to use; it's a very sensitive word, in a way.
Writers know that sometimes things are there in the drawer for decades before they finally come out and you are capable of writing about them.
Alice Roosevelt Longworth was only a few years older than my mother but outlived her by a decade, dying in 1980. From the time they met, in 1917, they were lifelong friends of sorts, though each was a bit wary of the other.
Nobody disputes that cheap natural gas would be a good thing for the economy. The question is, is this a sustainable new development that can be counted on for decades to come, or simply a 'bubble' brought on by a land grab and drilling frenzy?
We haven't had a good energy policy in this country for decades and we're trying to get one.
Once a conflict has dragged on for a decade, most people are tired of war - and the troubles that flow from it.
On Jan. 30, millions of Iraqis will cast ballots in the country's first fair and free election in decades, marking continued progress in Iraq's transition toward a country built on the pillars of democracy and freedom for all.
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