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Great Depression   /greɪt dɪprˈɛʃən/   Listen
Great Depression

The economic crisis beginning with the stock market crash in 1929 and continuing through the 1930s.
A period during the 1930s when there was a worldwide economic depression and mass unemployment.  Synonym: Depression.

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"Great Depression" Quotes from Famous Books

... A great depression seized upon him and made him quite indifferent to the little pleasures of homecoming; of seeing the grass green and velvety and hearing the familiar notes of the meadow-larks and the curlews. The birds ...
— The Long Shadow • B. M. Bower

Words linked to "Great Depression" :   historic period, age, slump, economic crisis

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