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  • antiquated ideas
  • antiquated regulations that inhibit progress
  • One day he would read a book of antiquated philosophy, and the next day one that was ultra-modern, so that his head would be whirling with the conflict and contradiction of ideas.
    Jack London  --  Martin Eden
  • If education is always to be conceived along the same antiquated lines of a mere transmission of knowledge, there is little to be hoped from it in the bettering of man’s future. For what is the use of transmitting knowledge if the individual’s total development lags behind?
    Maria Montessori

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  • No idea is so antiquated that it was not once modern. No idea is so modern that it will not some day be antiquated... To seize the flying thought before it escapes us is our only touch with reality.
    Ellen Glasgow
  • This is the only possible outcome of the antiquated belief that the insignificant life of a seven-year-old kid still matters.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • This was the unnecessary, and antiquated, burden of uncertainty.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • But it came to me while I was quite young, still at school, that our way of life was antiquated and almost at an end.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • Emotionally and intellectually he was the romantic inheritor of the Germanic culture of another century, of a time irreparably gone and fallen away, and thus he had no inkling of how impossible it would be to try to ingratiate himself in his antiquated costumery within the corridors of this stainless-steel, jackbooted, mammoth modern power, the first technocratic state, with its Regulierungen and Gesetzverordnungen, its electrified filing-card systems and classification procedures, its…
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Its weighty, antiquated quality, its mixture of sobriety and brightness, were strangely comforting; if I fixed my attention on it intensely enough, it had a strange power to anchor me in my drifting state and shut out the world around me, but for all that, I really didn’t want to think about where it had come from.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch

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  • "Your information is antiquated," he snapped.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Hobbit
  • The Group Headquarters building was an enormous, windy, antiquated structure built of powdery red stone and banging plumbing.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • That people will find him in their own lives and leave your antiquated rituals behind?
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • The wide circumference of an elaborate ruff, beneath his grey beard, in the antiquated fashion of King James’s reign, caused his head to look not a little like that of John the Baptist in a charger.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • The table glittered with silver–shiny scalpels and an assortment of antiquated medical tools that I couldn’t put a name to.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • Scarlett, our Southern way of living is as antiquated as the feudal system of the Middle Ages.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • Bouvines and Fontenoy were mentioned as though they had taken place on the preceding day, Austerlitz having become antiquated.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Buxom lasses, almost as antiquated as their mothers, excepting where a straw hat, a fine ribbon, or perhaps a white frock, gave symptoms of city innovation.
    Washington Irving  --  The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
  • Ronnie hadn’t known what to expect when they’d first visited the store—it seemed kind of antiquated these days in the age of iPods and downloads—but Blaze had assured her it would be worth it, and it had been.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Last Song
  • BLOOM: (Reflects precautiously) That antiquated commode.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Nothing in the two small chambers forming the apartments remained as it had been in the time of the elder Dantes; the very paper was different, while the articles of antiquated furniture with which the rooms had been filled in Edmond’s time had all disappeared; the four walls alone remained as he had left them.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • All of this appeared in Centurion bold type—already antiquated in 1917—with delicate hairlines separating seven columns and subheads in bold serif relief.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • Mademoiselle de Gondelaurier knew how her mother’s antiquated mode of speech shocked the captain.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Shaken by that vision from another world, Aureliano Triste barely noticed that the woman was aiming an antiquated pistol at him.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • —they’ll prove all that’s rubbish, and tell you that sensible men have nothing more to do with such foolishness, and that you, if you please, are an antiquated old fogey.
    Ivan Turgenev  --  Fathers and Sons
  • He is quite antiquated!
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • I’d spent the entire weekend struggling with the antiquated language and weird names of the characters, unable to even figure out the most basic aspects of the story.
    Sarah Dessen  --  The Truth About Forever
  • There was only one bathroom, which Ruth hated for its antiquated inconvenience.
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter’s Daughter
  • She sat there, staring at the green blotter, at the antiquated pen and the glass inkwell, at the wooden file filled with readers’ cards, at the stack of publishers’ spring lists.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • On the other, the dusky old House of the Seven Gables, with the antiquated shop-window under its projecting story, and Hepzibah herself, in a gown of rusty black silk, behind the counter, scowling at the world as it went by!
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • As I was simply drinking in the ambiance in my antiquated but palatial office, I was thinking how far I had come since the lean days in law school.
    Jim Stovall  --  The Ultimate Gift
  • Its squareness was, indeed, the characteristic which most struck the eye in this antiquated borough, the borough of Casterbridge—at that time, recent as it was, untouched by the faintest sprinkle of modernism.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • The race would be one-on-one, though not officially a match race; by antiquated racing rules, a match had to be a purseless race.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • …removed here, as fashions changed: and the imperfect light entering by their narrow casement showed bedsteads of a hundred years old; chests in oak or walnut, looking, with their strange carvings of palm branches and cherubs’ heads, like types of the Hebrew ark; rows of venerable chairs, high-backed and narrow; stools still more antiquated, on whose cushioned tops were yet apparent traces of half-effaced embroideries, wrought by fingers that for two generations had been coffin-dust.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • Besides this, the system of assessing property in the country districts of Georgia is somewhat antiquated and of uncertain statistical value; there are no assessors, and each man makes a sworn return to a tax-receiver.
    W. E. B. Du Bois  --  The Souls of Black Folk
  • The child sparingly stroked down her antiquated skirt.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • Also, the owner-bartender had no objections to Alex receiving calls at the stillstanding antiquated booth against the wall.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • Inside, he went to the corner and picked up an antiquated projector, the shell of its thick round lens rusted and cracked.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • An antiquated philosophy.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • He who first opens Chaucer, or any other ancient poet, is so much struck with the obsolete spelling, multiplied consonants, and antiquated appearance of the language, that he is apt to lay the work down in despair, as encrusted too deep with the rust of antiquity, to permit his judging of its merits or tasting its beauties.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • …flirtations, over cold game-pie and champagne; there were sets of three and four chairs, that recalled pleasant, animated discussions over the latest scandal; there were chairs straight up in a row that still looked starchy, critical, acid, like antiquated dowager; there were a few isolated, single chairs, close to the table, that spoke of gourmands intent on the most RECHERCHE dishes, and others overturned on the floor, that spoke volumes on the subject of my Lord Grenville’s cellars.
    Baroness Orczy  --  The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • Above the picture was an inspiring educational symbol—no antiquated lamp or torch or owl of Minerva, but a row of dollar signs.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt
  • The grades and the high school were combined in a damp yellow-brick structure with the narrow windows of an antiquated jail—a hulk which expressed hatred and compulsory training.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • All fixed, fast-frozen relations, with their train of ancient and venerable prejudices and opinions, are swept away, all new-formed ones become antiquated before they can ossify.
    Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels  --  The Communist Manifesto
  • And finding Mrs. Alden, as small as her daughter nearly, and limp and still, he gathered her into his strong arms and carried her through the dining-room into the living-room, where stood an antiquated lounge, on which he laid her.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • He had seen for himself how Iranian women were slaves to their husbands, how their religion as well as their government coerced them at every turn, the practice exemplified by their haughty insistence upon an antiquated and even unhealthy dress code.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • Every chair was filled, every table occupied, mostly by men, and the floors were littered with packs, weapons, bedrolls, antiquated comm equipment, ration boxes, and all of the other detritus of an army of refugees… or perhaps a refugee army.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • The children were arranged in a semicircle round the new master, and he was soon listening to their dull, drawling, hesitating recital of those stories of engrossing interest which are to be found in the more antiquated spelling-books.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • It seemed antiquated to him, with many useless or duplicated functions that had been essential in other stages of the human race but were not in ours.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • The mother was getting fond of her tall, brown girl,—the only bit of furniture now on which she could bestow her anxiety and pride; and Maggie, in spite of her own ascetic wish to have no personal adornment, was obliged to give way to her mother about her hair, and submit to have the abundant black locks plaited into a coronet on the summit of her head, after the pitiable fashion of those antiquated times.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
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