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  • Someone needs to replace her and her antediluvian ideas.
  • What antediluvian notions you have
    Tolstoy, Leo  --  Anna Karenina
  • These were the keys which unlocked the treasures of the antediluvian world for me.
    Helen Keller  --  Story of My Life
  • Percy Northumberland Driscoll, brother to the judge, and younger than he by five years, was a married man, and had had children around his hearthstone; but they were attacked in detail by measles, croup, and scarlet fever, and this had given the doctor a chance with his effective antediluvian methods; so the cradles were empty.
    Mark Twain  --  Pudd’nhead Wilson

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  • In those antediluvian pre-jet days Toronto was as far away as Tokyo, and I gave a moan of despair.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • The air inside smelled antediluvian, regal somehow, with traces of pipe tobacco, tea leaves, cooking sherry, and the earthen aroma of stone architecture.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • But go to the old Galleries, and look now at a great Christian painter’s portrait of this fish; for he succeeds no better than the antediluvian Hindoo.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • He said there seemed to be the skeleton of an antediluvian monster there, so I ran to look closer, and I never thought of the whale, when I saw no fish bones.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • There was something innocent and antediluvian about that broken crock, which quite pleased me.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • What antediluvian notions you have!
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina

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  • After breakfasting on a slice of antediluvian ham and an egg of uncertain age, he continues on his way.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • But, holy roller, are they antediluvian!
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • He struck a match and held the flame against its side - it struck up suddenly with its back hooves and he dropped the match; then it was still again, with drooping sullen head and great antediluvian haunches.
    Graham Greene  --  The Power and the Glory
  • …would be 38, as Bloom then was, Bloom would be 646 while in 1952 when Stephen would have attained the maximum postdiluvian age of 70 Bloom, being 1190 years alive having been born in the year 714, would have surpassed by 221 years the maximum antediluvian age, that of Methusalah, 969 years, while, if Stephen would continue to live until he would attain that age in the year 3072 A.D., Bloom would have been obliged to have been alive 83,300 years, having been obliged to have been born in…
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Volumnia, in her room up a retired landing on the staircase—the second turning past the end of the carving and gilding, a cousinly room containing a fearful abortion of a portrait of Sir Leicester banished for its crimes, and commanding in the day a solemn yard planted with dried-up shrubs like antediluvian specimens of black tea—is a prey to horrors of many kinds.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • He listened to the antediluvian night sounds rising from the swamps and he thought about morning, about setting out in the Vikken EMV at first light, about spending the day in sunshine, about hunting big game in the fern forests to the south and then returning to the ship in the evening for a good steak and a cold beer.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • Without actually uttering a single inappropriate word, they displayed an attitude that was so antediluvian it was almost comical.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
  • "Bones," I replied, "yes, certainly, the bones of antediluvian animals."
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • He felt as if he were celebrating Mass at the bottom of the sea, for antediluvian creatures; for types of life so old, so hardened, so shut within their shells, that the sacrifice on Calvary could hardly reach back so far.
    Willa Cather  --  Death Comes for the Archbishop
  • The Dutchman backed off from his antediluvian gesture of fury; he slowly lowered his arm to the table, his face lost its swollen redness; his expression seemed to say "cheers!" with only a conditional, after-the-fact threat still lingering there.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • One of the things he remembered best was an argument one Sunday morning at Bourton about women’s rights (that antediluvian topic), when Sally suddenly lost her temper, flared up, and told Hugh that he represented all that was most detestable in British middle-class life.
    Virginia Woolf  --  Mrs. Dalloway
  • It’s so strange that these people who once liberated mankind from the yoke of idolatry, and so many of whom now devote themselves to its liberation from injustice, should be incapable of liberating themselves from their loyalty to an obsolete, antediluvian identity that has lost all meaning, that they should not rise above themselves and dissolve among all the rest whose religion they have founded and who would be so close to them, if they knew them better.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • …culminate in either Romanesque debauchery or cockfights, and by evening the men would take the Red Lantern by storm, where twelve-year-old prostitutes and Carmelo, the only homosexual in the brothel and the town, would dance to the strains of an antediluvian Victrola beneath the watchful eye of Sofia, who was too old to go chasing around herself, although she still had the energy to run her business with an iron hand and keep the police from barging in and the customers from taking…
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • Having run on for several pages about Cicero, Socrates, and the contradictions in Plato, Jefferson asked, "But why am I dosing you with these antediluvian topics?
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • The water was far, far below, perhaps as deep as the foot of the mountain, a flood moving in utter blackness under ribs of antediluvian rock.
    Willa Cather  --  Death Comes for the Archbishop
  • I thought I saw on the surface of the water those enormous antediluvian turtles as big as floating islands.
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • I thought, such was the effect of my imagination, that I saw this whole tribe of antediluvian creatures.
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • Am I, then, an inhabitant of the earth of the present day, destined to find myself face to face with a representative of this antediluvian family?
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • It is the most fearful of all antediluvian reptiles, the world—renowned Ichthyosaurus or great fish lizard.
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • Providence appears to have designed the preservation in this vast and mysterious hothouse of antediluvian plants, to prove the sagacity of learned men in figuring them so marvelously on paper.
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • But, Uncle, if these antediluvian animals formerly lived in these subterranean regions, what more likely than that one of these monsters may at this moment be concealed behind one of yonder mighty rocks.
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • I have been trying to realize from memory the particular instincts of those antediluvian animals of the secondary period, which succeeding to the mollusca, to the crustacea, and to the fish, preceded the appearance of the race of mammifers.
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • "Then let us steer more to the westward, for we know what we have to expect from antediluvian animals," was my eager reply.
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • His countenance presents the extraordinary appearance of an antediluvian man, a true contemporary of the Megatherium.
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • In his hand was a branch of a tree, which served as a crook for this antediluvian shepherd.
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • It was the Ape Gigans, the antediluvian gorilla.
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • The rest included the renegade ARNists who plied their trade by resurrecting species of plants and animals long absent from their antediluvian North American haunts, the ecology engineers, licensed primitives such as the Ogalalla Sioux or the He!l’s Angel Guild, and the occasional tourist.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • Having already described him in most of his present habitatory and anatomical peculiarities, it now remains to magnify him in an archaeological, fossiliferous, and antediluvian point of view.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • He stood in the presence of an endless, wondrous, and inexhaustibly rich collection of antediluvian monsters, piled up for his own private and peculiar satisfaction.
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • This small cabinet, a little deeper than it was wide, was stained a dull black, had a silky cord that led to an electrical wall outlet, and stood on its special table in simple dignity—and bore no resemblance whatever to such crude, antediluvian machines.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • Yet was this half-horrible stolidity in him, involving, too, as it appeared, an all-ramifying heartlessness;—yet was it oddly dashed at times, with an old, crutch-like, antediluvian, wheezing humorousness, not unstreaked now and then with a certain grizzled wittiness; such as might have served to pass the time during the midnight watch on the bearded forecastle of Noah’s ark.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • "Then what can it be—unless it be the weapon of some antediluvian warrior," I continued, "of some living man, a contemporary of that mighty shepherd from whom we have just escaped?
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • The keeper of the shelter in the middle of this tête-â-tête put a boiling swimming cup of a choice concoction labelled coffee on the table and a rather antediluvian specimen of a bun, or so it seemed.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • antediluvian ideas
  • You are antediluvian anyway, with your Nietzsche ideas.
    London, Jack  --  Martin Eden
  • antediluvian man
  • Is it a bit more absurd than what you advocate, you machine-breaker, returning to the antediluvian ways of your forefathers?
    London, Jack  --  The Iron Heel
  • a ramshackle antediluvian tenement
  • told his story of woe In an antediluvian tone.
    Carroll, Lewis  --  The Hunting of the Snark
  • I am an antediluvian, sir.
    Dickens, Charles  --  American Notes for General Circulation
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