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Lost' Genera'tion




1. the generation of men and women who came of age during or immediately following World War I: viewed, as a result of their war experiences and the social upheaval of the time, as cynical, disillusioned, and without cultural or emotional stability.
2. a group of American writers of this generation, including Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and John Dos Passos.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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