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 Meanings and Examples of ANCIENT
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ancient
 a.  of or from a long time ago, having lasted for a very long time
Classic Sentence: (208 in 14 pages)
1  The kingdom we now inhabit is the ancient country of the Incas, who quitted it very imprudently to conquer another part of the world, and were at length destroyed by the Spaniards.
Candide By Voltaire
Get Context   In XVIII
2  One day he arrived at Senez, which is an ancient episcopal city.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER III—A HARD BISHOPRIC FOR A GOOD BISHOP
3  Before becoming a hospital, this house had been the ancient parliament house of the Bourgeois.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER VI—WHO GUARDED HIS HOUSE FOR HIM
4  They could only place at his disposal a wretched village sacristy, with a few ancient chasubles of threadbare damask adorned with imitation lace.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER VII—CRAVATTE
5  also found in a corner of the attic two wooden pier-tables of ancient.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER IX—THE BROTHER AS DEPICTED BY THE SISTER
6  They really are a very ancient Norman family of the.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER IX—THE BROTHER AS DEPICTED BY THE SISTER
7  His gaze, fixed ten or twelve paces in front of him, seemed to be scrutinizing with profound attention the shape of an ancient fragment of blue earthenware which had fallen in the grass.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XIII—LITTLE GERVAIS
8  Those rare dreamers, mysterious priests of the beautiful who silently confront everything with perfection, would have caught a glimpse in this little working-woman, through the transparency of her Parisian grace, of the ancient sacred euphony.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER III—FOUR AND FOUR
9  The ancient scorn of the vestals for the ambubajae is one of the most profound instincts of feminine dignity; the sisters felt it with the double force contributed by religion.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER I—THE BEGINNING OF REPOSE
10  The traveller pushed open the door, elbowed an ancient calash under the porch, and entered the courtyard.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER II—HOUGOMONT
11  That volley of grape-shot can be seen to-day imprinted on the ancient gable of a brick building on the right of the road at a few minutes' distance before you enter Genappe.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XIII—THE CATASTROPHE
12  It is heard, and Cambronne is recognized as possessed by the ancient spirit of the Titans.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XV—CAMBRONNE
13  His sliding motion, his attitudes, his mysterious and rapid gestures, caused him to resemble those twilight larvae which haunt ruins, and which ancient Norman legends call the Alleurs.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XIX—THE BATTLE-FIELD AT NIGHT
14  Madeleine, had, thanks to the new methods, resuscitated some years ago an ancient local industry, the manufacture of jet and of black glass trinkets.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER I—NUMBER 24,601 BECOMES NUMBER 9,430
15  Not to mention these new marvels, the ancient vessel of Christopher Columbus and of De Ruyter is one of the masterpieces of man.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER III—THE ANKLE-CHAIN MUST HAVE UNDERGONE A CERTAIN...
Example Sentence: (62 in 5 pages)
16  Last year's report is ancient history and totally irrelevant to the current situation.
17  The fund was specified to maintain the ancient buildings.
18  I feel pretty ancient when I see how the younger generation behaves.
19  She's doing a doctorate in ancient history.
20  The ancient Egyptians stored information on scrolls.
21  Marriage became an institution in ancient societies.
22  The book serves as a bridge between ancient wisdom and modern science.
23  Many modern festivals can be traced back to an ancient past.
24  Ankor Wat is part of a vast network of around a hundred ancient temples hidden deep in the Cambodian jungle.
25  The pattern of the ancient fields is clearly visible from a height.
26  The practice of giving eggs at Easter can be traced back to festivals in ancient China.
27  Some records of ancient civilization were discovered recently.
28  We might refer to these as the ancient and modern conceptions.
29  He has attracted much interest by setting ancient religious texts to music.
30  Don't damage these ancient books;I shall not be able to replace them.