OBSOLETE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of OBSOLETE
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 a.  no longer useful; outmoded; antiquated
Classic Sentence:
1  And sex was merely an accident, or an adjunct, one of the curious obsolete, organic processes which persisted in its own clumsiness, but was not really necessary.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 1
2  This obscure, obsolete, superseded country figures in Domesday.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 1 A Face on Which Time Makes but Little Impression
3  He is a curious, interesting, and nearly perished link between obsolete forms of life and those which generally prevail.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 2 Humanity Appears upon the Scene, Hand in Hand with Trouble
4  It was an obsolete thing, and few cared to study it.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: 2 The New Course Causes Disappointment
5  But I omit them as altogether obsolete; and can hardly help suspecting them for mere sounds, full of Leviathanism, but signifying nothing.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32. Cetology.
6  But this custom has now become obsolete; turn we then to the one proper mast-head, that of a whale-ship at sea.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 35. The Mast-Head.
7  Lap, in the old obsolete language, signifies high; and untuh, a governor; from which they say, by corruption, was derived Laputa, from Lapuntuh.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 3: CHAPTER II.
8  There was, and is when I write, at the end of that low-lying street, a dilapidated little wooden building, probably an obsolete old ferry-house.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 47. MARTHA
9  These utterly obsolete personages were served by domestics of the same stamp.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Example Sentence:
1  But the content is very difficult to locate, and often in obsolete video formats.
2  We are tolerably conversant with the early English poets; and can discover no resemblance whatever, except in antiquated spelling and a few obsolete words.
3  You have to follow these obsolete fossilized ways.
4  New technology has rendered my old computer obsolete.
5  Gas lamps became obsolete when electric lighting was invented.