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anachronism
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The Time Machine
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  • Our ancestors had no great tolerance for anachronisms.
  • So I don’t think any of us said very much about time travelling in the interval between that Thursday and the next, though its odd potentialities ran, no doubt, in most of our minds: its plausibility, that is, its practical incredibleness, the curious possibilities of anachronism and of utter confusion it suggested.

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  • The printed version is an expensive anachronism from an earlier time.
  • The term Imperial is kept though it is now an anachronism.
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

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