This website allows you to quickly and easily search more than 100 million words of text of American English from 1923 to the present, as found in TIME magazine.   You can see how words, phrases and grammatical constructions have increased or decreased in frequency and see how words have changed meaning over time. The corpus is related to other large corpora of English that we have created.

The following are just a small sample of an unlimited number of queries, but they should give you some idea of what the corpus can do. As you click on the links below, pay attention to how the search form has been filled out, and then feel free to modify the search form to find what you are interested in.