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Word: outmoded

Definition: no longer in fashion or use; no longer stylish; old-fashioned


Sentences Containing 'outmoded'

Biblical scholar Thomas L. Thompson contends that the methods of "biblical archaeology" have also become outmoded: "and Albright's historical interpretation can make no claim to be objective, proceeding as it does from a methodology which distorts its data by selectivity which is hardly representative, which ignores the enormous lack of data for the history of the early second millennium, and which wilfully establishes hypotheses on the basis of unexamined biblical texts, to be proven by such (for this period) meaningless mathematical criteria as the 'balance of probability' ..."
By 1911 the single-cylinder format was regarded as outmoded.
During his career as an Ace the Turtle employs a variety of shells, typically one right after another, the newer, more high-tech models replacing their older, outmoded counterparts.
In both countries (but quite outmoded in Brazil), "João das Couves", "Zé das Couves", "José dos Anzóis" or "Zé da Silva" are also used, the feminine being "Maria" (instead of "José", which is also often abbreviated to "Zé").
In the modern broadcast marketplace, this organizational structure is considered outmoded by some media critics.
Shakespeare adheres to his seemingly common principle of portraying Welsh characters in his plays as basically comedic, offering the audience an opportunity to mock the manners, language, temperament and outmoded attitudes of their Celtic neighbours; compare with Glendower in "Henry IV, Part One" and Sir Hugh Evans the Welsh Parson in "The Merry Wives of Windsor".
Steiner was a critic of his contemporary Theodor Herzl's goal of a Zionist state, as well as of any other ethnically determined nation, as he considered ethnicity to be an outmoded basis for social life and national identity.

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