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antiquity
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Definition ancient times; or a relic of ancient times
  • But there was Hester, clad in her gray robe, still standing beside the tree-trunk, which some blast had overthrown a long antiquity ago, and which time had ever since been covering with moss, so that these two fated ones, with earth's heaviest burden on them, might there sit down together, and find a single hour's rest and solace.
    Chapter 20 -- The Minister in a Maze (2% in)

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