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  1. The parson appeared to give great weight to her ladyship's objections, and acknowledged the existence of a prejudice of the kind, not merely confined to modern times, but prevalent likewise among the ancients. - "Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists", Washington Irving.
  2. The modern seaside place has, in most cases, its old town or village not far away but quite as near as the healthy ancients wished to be. - "Afoot in England", W.H. Hudson.
  3. Alfieri was, in the sense of certain ancients, a hard- hearted man, indifferent, blind and deaf to suffering. - "The Countess of Albany", Violet Paget (AKA Vernon Lee).
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