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Antiquity meaning

antiquity - 8 dictionary results

  1. 1. The quality of being ancient; ancientness; great age; as, a statue of remarkable antiquity; a family of great antiquity.
  2. 2. Old age.
  3. 3. Ancient times; former ages; times long since past; as, Cicero was an eloquent orator of antiquity.
  4. 4. The ancients; the people of ancient times.
  5. 5. An old gentleman.
  6. 6. A relic or monument of ancient times; as, a coin, a statue, etc.; an ancient institution. [ In this sense, usually in the plural.]
  7. 7. Great age: early ages; the people or races of ancient times; that which belonged to, or survives from, ancient times; a relic.
  8. 8. Ancient times and matters; great age; a remnant or relic of old times.

antiquity - examples of usage

  1. If he has no taste for antiquity, I have detained him too long upon this hungry, though delightful spot. - "An History of Birmingham (1783)", William Hutton.
  2. The spirit in which Lucretius contemplated the world was different from that of any other man of antiquity; especially different from that of his master in philosophy. - "The Roman Poets of the Republic", W. Y. Sellar.
  3. In this poetry not the genius only, but the whole nature and sympathies of some of the more interesting men of antiquity are displayed. - "The Roman Poets of the Republic", W. Y. Sellar.
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