antiquity :

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an ti kwuh tee

  • n  the historic period preceding the Middle Ages in Europe
  • n  extreme oldness
  • n  an artifact surviving from the past

  • Russ roams into antiquity for some of his metaphors, characterizing Babette Bardot (featured player in Meyer's "Mondo Topless" and "Common Law Cabin") as "a blonde-tressed voluptua .
  • Very quickly, however, Piltdown became a synonym for phony; and England's claim to antiquity was cut short by several hundred thousand years.
  • Plenty of archaeological sites date back that far, or nearly so, but scientists have found only about 50 skeletons of such antiquity, most of them fragmentary.
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  • Pope Benedict XVI in
    Benedict said in his homily, and wondered aloud whether people have "imitated, perhaps inadvertently, the pagans of antiquity?"
  • Shirley MacLaine in
    I was so pleased to see that this kind of, I don't know, institutionalized antiquity can work,MacLaine said during a telephone interview from her home in New Mexico. "This whole project was a `heartback,' let's say, of going back in time...
  • David Atlee Phillips in International Herald Tribune
    It runs the risk of being viewed as an antiquity, instead of a living symbol of Armenian culture and spiritual life,said Phillips, executive director of The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity, in New York City.

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