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 Meanings and Examples of RELIC
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 n.  surviving remnant; something left after loss or decay; object kept for its association with the past
Classic Sentence: (24 in 2 pages)
1  With the exception of the dark-eyed woman's chair, which looked like a soiled relic of luxury bought at a country auction, the furniture was of the roughest kind.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In IX
2  The iron bars were a relic of the old regime, and no one had ever thought of dislodging them.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XX
3  That's just a romantic figure of speech, a relic of the swooning and die-away romanticism.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 13
4  I must congratulate you on coming into the possession, though in rather a tragic manner of a relic which is of great intrinsic value, but of even greater importance as an historical curiosity.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VI. The Adventure of The Musgrave Ritual
5  Do what you will, you cannot annihilate that eternal relic in the heart of man, love.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
6  In short, the relic was a strange one.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
7  Julie saw the means offered of carrying off her precious relic, which Monte Cristo had forgotten.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 105. The Cemetery of Pere-la-Chaise.
8  Any relic of the dead is precious, if they were valued living.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
9  He maintained, with peculiar satisfaction, it seemed, that maiden modesty is a mere relic of barbarism, and that nothing could be more natural than for a man still youngish to handle a young girl naked.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 2: Chapter 1
10  Quickly she snatched the curtain lengths from Scarlett, holding them against her monumental, sagging breasts as if they were holy relics.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
11  She remembered that Kennicott's mother had brought these family relics from the old home in Lac-qui-Meurt.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
12  He lent these relics to Mr. Harling, who brought them home with him.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: XIV
13  A new race of beings must have sprung up, leaving only you and me as past relics.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XIII
14  Sheep's bones were sheep's bones to them, not the relics of the drowned Lady Ermyntrude.
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 3
15  Yet they all had lived and died unconscious of the different fates awaiting their relics.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 6: 1 The Inevitable Movement Onward
Example Sentence:
1  She said it was the last relic she should ever have of her child; and that no other memorial of her could ever be so precious, because this one parted latest from the living body before the awful death came.
2  Egypt's Department of Antiquities prohibits tourists from taking any ancient relic out of the country.
3  It was the last relic of the old system.
4  It contains some interesting relics, including the door of the condemned cell from the old Calton jail.
5  Many unearthed cultural relics are set forth in the exhibition hall.
6  They moved in on a large amount of cultural relics during the period of the Second World War.
7  We are going to put on an exhibition of cultural relics next Tuesday.
8  During the dig, the archeological team found some relics from the Stone Age.
9  When they unearth the city, the archeologists find many relics of an ancient civilization.