ANTIQUITY in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of ANTIQUITY
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antiquity
 n.  ancient times, especially the times preceding the Middle Ages; extreme oldness
Classic Sentence: (53 in 4 pages)
1  The dull-green cottage of the good Widow Bogart was twenty years old, but it had the antiquity of Cheops, and the smell of mummy-dust.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
2  I account that man more honourable than that great captain of antiquity who boasted of taking as many walled towns.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 24. The Advocate.
3  For according to King Juba, the military elephants of antiquity often hailed the morning with their trunks uplifted in the profoundest silence.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 86. The Tail.
4  Nor must there be omitted another strange attestation of the antiquity of the whale, in his own osseous post-diluvian reality, as set down by the venerable John Leo, the old Barbary traveller.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 104. The Fossil Whale.
5  The thistle is the order for dignity and antiquity; the veritable 'nemo me impune lacessit' of chivalry.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 16
6  He had, or thought that he had, a connivance, one might almost say a complicity, of events in his favor, which was equivalent to the invulnerability of antiquity.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER VIII—THE EMPEROR PUTS A QUESTION TO THE GUIDE LAC...
7  There is necessarily required a certain modicum of antiquity in a race, and the wrinkle of the centuries cannot be improvised.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER II—BADLY SEWED
8  In spite of this antiquity, the authorities committed the error of confining in the New Building the most troublesome prisoners, of placing there "the hard cases," as they say in prison parlance.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER III—THE VICISSITUDES OF FLIGHT
9  For my own part, I blame that last justice, the blade; but, antiquity admitted it.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER II—WHAT IS TO BE DONE IN THE ABYSS IF ONE DOES NO...
10  The large front chambers I thought especially grand: and some of the third-storey rooms, though dark and low, were interesting from their air of antiquity.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
11  The manor-house of Ferndean was a building of considerable antiquity, moderate size, and no architectural pretensions, deep buried in a wood.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVII
12  The outer walls have probably been added by the Normans, but the inner keep bears token of very great antiquity.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLI
13  A barrow, in the vicinity of the castle, is pointed out as the tomb of the memorable Hengist; and various monuments, of great antiquity and curiosity, are shown in the neighbouring churchyard.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLI
14  Clerval did not like it so well as Oxford, for the antiquity of the latter city was more pleasing to him.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 19
15  I handled this amazing antiquity with the greatest possible tenderness, lest it should dissolve in my hands.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad
Get Context   In II
Example Sentence:
1  Cannibalism is an undeniable occurrence rooted in antiquity and branching forth to the present-day.
2  There have been many republics in the past, both in what we call antiquity and in what we call the Middle Ages.
3  The museum contains the remains of Chinese antiquity.
4  The origins of this ancient structure are lost in antiquity.
5  We are tolerably conversant with the early English poets; and can discover no resemblance whatever, except in antiquated spelling and a few obsolete words.
6  This is a modern health services research unit but you hold an antiquated view of science.
7  The woeful ongoing situation of open archaeological sites which are being systematically plundered by antique smugglers will be another priority issue.
8  Looking at his great aunt's antique furniture, which must have been cluttering up her attic since the time of Noah's flood, the young heir exclaimed, "Heavens! How positively antediluvian!".
9  The numismatist had a splendid collection of antique coins.
10  Quite a few of these old booklets can still be found in antique stores, or online bookstores.
11  A few strange, antique portraits of the men and women of other days decorated the stained walls.
12  The museum houses the biggest collection of antique toys in Europe.
13  Such a finding as this exquisite antique is rare indeed.
14  The lace on Diana's dress was not just old, it was really, really old, sourced from antique scraps bought at auction by her dress designers.
15  This latest device will antiquate the ice-cube tray.