Definition: quality of being very old; ancient times;
Definition: quality of being very old; ancient times;
Sentences Containing 'antiquity'
Sounding Mr. Cruncher, and finding him of her opinion, Miss Pross resorted to the Good Republican Brutus of Antiquity, attended by her cavalier.
One of the frenzied aspirations of the populace was, for imitations of the questionable public virtues of antiquity, and for sacrifices and self immolations on the people's altar.
The modern cheap and fertile press, with all its translations, has done little to bring us nearer to the heroic writers of antiquity.
We should be as good as the worthies of antiquity, but partly by first knowing how good they were.
The works constructed by the ancient sovereigns of Egypt, for the proper distribution of the waters of the Nile, were famous in antiquity, and the ruined remains of some of them are still the admiration of travellers.
Antiquity of family means everywhere the antiquity either of wealth, or of that greatness which is commonly either founded upon wealth, or accompanied with it.
Many treatises in different languages have been published on pigeons, and some of them are very important, as being of considerable antiquity.
I could give several references to works of high antiquity, in which the full importance of the principle is acknowledged.
I account that man more honourable than that great captain of antiquity who boasted of taking as many walled towns.
For according to King Juba, the military elephants of antiquity often hailed the morning with their trunks uplifted in the profoundest silence.
Unlike many texts written in antiquity, it also discusses various aspects of the lives of ordinary people, how they joined the King's army or farmed.
One of his dissertations was a defence of the antiquity and divine authority of the vowel points in Hebrew.
It was known in antiquity as the "Pyretus" (Ancient greek Πυρετός), "Porata" (possibly), "Hierasus" (Ιερασός) or "Gerasius".
The occurrence of disturbed behaviour in people with jaundice may have been described in antiquity by Hippocrates of Cos (ca.
These publications include two periodicals—the "Journal of the Book of Mormon and Other Restoration Scripture" and "Studies in the Bible and Antiquity".
The Rogaška Slatina area was inhabited in antiquity, and a Roman road led to the settlement.
In Late Antiquity, Hermetism emerged in parallel with early Christianity, Gnosticism, Neoplatonism, the Chaldaean Oracles, and late Orphic and Pythagorean literature.
Hermeticists believe in a prisca theologia, the doctrine that a single, true theology exists, that it exists in all religions, and that it was given by God to man in antiquity.
Early church teachers and writers reacted with even stronger devotion, citing the Septuagint's antiquity and its use by the Evangelists and Apostles.
The Aegimius (, "Aigimios") is a fragmentary Ancient Greek epic poem that was variously attributed to Hesiod or Cercops of Miletus during antiquity.
Popular themes of these poets were Christian legends, lives of saints, and tales from classical antiquity.
The story indicates the antiquity of this beautiful temple town, surrounded by hills, clad in pines.
Christian churches traditionally provided food for the hungry since Late antiquity, with the nourishment mainly provided in the form of soup.
The biggest problem that the British troops had at the beginning of the war was the antiquity of their weaponry.
A few corrosion-resistant iron artifacts survive from antiquity.
Throughout antiquity, both foresail and mizzen remained secondary in terms of canvas size, although large enough to require full running rigging.
In late antiquity, the foremast lost most of its tilt, standing nearly upright on some ships.
The species has been suggested as a possible identity for the controversial silphium, a plant used as a spice and for various medical purposes in classical antiquity in the Mediterranean region.
Massawa was originally a small seaside village, lying in lands coextensive with the Kingdom of Axum in antiquity and overshadowed by the nearby port of Adulis about to the south.
In antiquity, he was credited with inventing the first celestial globe.
He also is the director of the Institute for Antiquity and Christianity at Claremont.
"Romeo and Juliet" belongs to a tradition of tragic romances stretching back to antiquity.
"Romeo and Juliet" borrows from a tradition of tragic love stories dating back to antiquity.
The hexagram does appear occasionally in Jewish contexts since antiquity, apparently as a decorative motif.
Poetry has played an important role in Somali society since antiquity.
The lands of the village were inhabited since antiquity.
It had previously been robbed in antiquity but a niche in the burial site escaped the looters' attention.
Many traditions like a dower, dowry and bride price have long traditions in antiquity.
Hoop rolling has been documented since antiquity in Africa, Asia and Europe.
Belief in bodily resurrection was a constant note of the Christian church in antiquity.
In antiquity, Antiochus, a Seleucid prince, married his sister, Laodice IV.
It is, therefore, not regarded as dating back to antiquity.
Stubbs was a High Churchman whose doctrines and practice were grounded on learning and a veneration for antiquity.
Their course was established already in the Antiquity.
The placename Dùnan on the south coast may be a reference to a little fort of some antiquity.
It is 526 B.C. and the empire of the Pharaohs is dying, crushed by the weight of its own antiquity.
Following the reign of Augustus, this became the dominant version of the myth for the rest of Antiquity.
Toy rattles have been used for this purpose since antiquity.
Knowledge about nature in Classical Antiquity was pursued by many kinds of scholars.
Great importance was attached to the reports of miracles in antiquity.
More Vocab Wordscorpulent - very fat; N. corpulence
plaudit - praise; enthusiastic approval; round(succession or series) of applause; ADJ. plauditory; CF. applaud
sardonic - scornfully mocking; disdainful; sarcastic; cynical; Ex. sardonic smile
resilient - elastic; having the power of springing back; able to recover quickly (as from misfortune)
alias - an assumed name esp. by a criminal (usually to mislead people); ADV. alias
saboteur - one who commits sabotage; destroyer of property; N. sabotage: destruction of property (usually carried out secretly)
vernal - pertaining to spring
rationalize - make rational; devise false reasons for (one's behavior); offer an excuse; give a plausible reason for an action in place of a true, less admirable ones; N. rationalization
wallow - roll in mud; indulge in; (of a ship) roll in a rough sea; become helpless; Ex. wallow in the mud/luxury
apropos - with reference to; regarding; Ex. remarks apropos (of) the present situation; ADJ. ADV.