ANACHRONISM in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of ANACHRONISM
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
anachronism
 n.  an artifact that belongs to another time
 n.  something located at a time when it could not have existed or occurred
Classic Sentence:
1  Clifford felt his father was a hopeless anachronism.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 1
2  In ordinary times, in order to dissolve an anachronism and to cause it to vanish, one has only to make it spell out the date.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER III—ON WHAT CONDITIONS ONE CAN RESPECT THE PAST
Example Sentence:
1  The President tended to regard the Church as an anachronism.
2  He is interested in the spirit of the play, and he is not averse to throwing in an anachronism or two if he thinks it will help underscore a point.
3  It would be an anachronism to talk of Queen Victoria watching television.