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Century

A century (from the Latin centum, meaning one hundred; abbreviated c.) is one hundred consecutive years. Centuries are numbered ordinally in English and many other languages (e.g. "the 7th century AD/CE").

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    We thought we were made for each other. For almost a quarter of a century she has borne with my infirmities, and I have rejoiced in her graces.
    Calvin Coolidge (1872–1933)