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  • He was the anachronism at the Circle, the flashy CEO, and created conflicted feelings among many of the utopian young Circlers.†   (source)
  • We scoured the diary, an elaborate anachronism hunt.†   (source)
  • The only area in which he persisted in defying time and fashion was in his somber attire, his anachronistic frock coats, his unique hat, the poet's string ties from his mother's notions shop, his sinister umbrella.†   (source)
  • This giant anachronism of a room reminded her of the Sisters' Hall at her Bene Gesserit school.†   (source)
  • A near anachronism in Stamps.†   (source)
  • I really let him have it on that one; its a very sore point with me, because, just to take one example, there was a line in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid where Butch said, I got vision and the rest of the world wears bifocals,' and one of my genius producers said, 'That line's got to go; I don't put my name on this movie with that line in it,' and I said why and he said, 'They didn't talk like that then; its anachronistic.'†   (source)
  • In 1996, when Goetz went to trial a second time, as the defendant in a civil suit brought by Darrell Cabey, the case was all but ignored by the press, and Goetz himself seemed almost an anachronism.†   (source)
  • In an age of computer-enhanced imagery it struck Ryan as charmingly anachronistic.†   (source)
  • Yet, because Bernadine and Bill are so famously anachronistic, a plain fact is obscured: they were suited to their times then and they are, likewise, suited to their times now, as middle-aged baby boomer parents.†   (source)
  • Anachronistic.†   (source)
  • It's such an anachronism.†   (source)
  • Significantly, all of these pretty decorations were obsolete and anachronistic when placed in reverent perpetuity on campus.†   (source)
  • Are these terms too anachronistic for you?†   (source)
  • They were clad as on that long-ago Sunday when I first saw them together—she in her sporty togs from a bygone time, he in those wide-striped, raffish, anachronistic gray flannels that had made him look like a successful gambler.†   (source)
  • Of course the deep south holds on by main strength to its regional expressions, just as it holds and treasures some other anachronisms, but no region can hold out for long against the highway, the high-tension line, and the national television.†   (source)
  • I began to understand at the same time that my anguish about being a man adrift was false, that for me that dream of home and security was nothing more than a dream of isolation, anachronistic and stupid and very feeble.†   (source)
  • And it isn't just that the form is an anachronism, or that these spirits of earth and air only confuse what science has unravelled.†   (source)
  • Once selected, those leaders must have full scientific freedom to direct the bio-group in accordance with natural law, unhampered by such artificial anachronisms as statutes, constitutions, and courts of law.†   (source)
  • Mudge better not find any oil on this deadly anachronism.†   (source)
  • Furthermore, while the most demanding families were satisfied if their drivers had a clean shirt, he still required his coachman to wear livery of faded velvet and a top hat like a circus ringmaster's, which, more than an anachronism, was thought to show a lack of compassion in the dog days of the Caribbean summer.†   (source)
  • In the wake of Desert Storm, the Pentagon became convinced that that kind of warfare would soon be an anachronism: no one would be foolish enough to challenge the United States head-to-head in pure military combat.†   (source)
  • I believe that some such man as Hugh Akston would have come to our defense-but to think of that is to be guilty of an anachronism.†   (source)
  • When she walked, leaning on her cane, out of the sunlight into the dank gloom of the building, the shock she felt was part sense of anachronism, part homesickness.†   (source)
  • There was always something imponderably beautiful in the anachronism, in the synchronization of the regiment, in the flashing gold passage of the Corps past the reviewing stand in a ceremony that was a direct throwback to the times when Napoleonic troops strutted for their emperor.†   (source)
  • She yearned for someone to help her out of her anachronistic shell.†   (source)
  • "Nearby," Langdon continued, "you can see a strange, anachronistic series of figures: ancient gods presenting our forefathers with advanced knowledge.†   (source)
  • But then he remembered how wildly anachronistic historical references could be in the world of Three Body and decided the effort wasn't worth it.†   (source)
  • So that she maintained her connection to Florentino Ariza by means of the anachronistic thread of letters.†   (source)
  • Colonel Aureliano, Buendia had him told, word for word, that he was eagerly awaiting that tardy but deserved occasion in order to take a shot at him, not as payment for the arbitrary acts and anachronisms of his regime, but for his lack of respect for an old man who had not done anyone any harm.†   (source)
  • The dark beach was deserted, but there were crowds in the old hotel up by the road and the anachronistic hamburger shop across the way.†   (source)
  • And what is different — different and anachronistic — are the many buildings on which are fixed blazing modern signs with pulsating Chinese characters.†   (source)
  • Me again, last time this chapter: no, that is not anachronistic either; there were golf balls in Scotland seven hundred years ago, and, not only that, remember Inigo had studied with MacPherson the Scot.†   (source)
  • We are both anachronisms.†   (source)
  • "This is an anachronism," he said severely.†   (source)
  • Thereupon the old demiurgic sire in the midst of his community became a metaphysical anachronism.†   (source)
  • That is what it is, a beastly anachronism.†   (source)
  • My battery captain called me a Pachydermatous Anachronism the other day.†   (source)
  • Who stupidly sealed that heavy anachronism of stone in the Carlovingian pavement of Hercandus?†   (source)
  • This was what he required a steamer for, and I knew he was just then negotiating enthusiastically with a Parsee firm for an old, brig-rigged, sea-anachronism of ninety horse-power.†   (source)
  • Her face was falling loose, but her eyes were calm, and there was something strong in her that made it seem she was not old; merely her wrinkles and loose cheeks were an anachronism.†   (source)
  • And, finally, I am convinced that he is the perfect type of the primitive man, born a thousand years or generations too late and an anachronism in this culminating century of civilization.†   (source)
  • It is not likely I would ever have heard, for I must tell you that Chester, after calling at some Australian port to patch up his brig-rigged sea-anachronism, steamed out into the Pacific with a crew of twenty-two hands all told, and the only news having a possible bearing upon the mystery of his fate was the news of a hurricane which is supposed to have swept in its course over the Walpole shoals, a month or so afterwards.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Why, in my own former day—in remote centuries not yet stirring in the womb of time—there were old Englishmen who imagined that they had been born in a free country: a "free" country with the Corporation Act and the Test still in force in it—timbers propped against men's liberties and dishonored consciences to shore up an Established Anachronism with.†   (source)
  • The press and the public were kind enough to welcome the fanciful plan, and willingly joined me in the anachronism of imagining a Wessex population living under Queen Victoria;—a modern Wessex of railways, the penny post, mowing and reaping machines, union workhouses, lucifer matches, labourers who could read and write, and National school children.†   (source)
  • Physically beautiful men—the glory of the race when it was young—are almost an anachronism now; and we may wonder whether, at some time or other, physically beautiful women may not be an anachronism likewise.†   (source)
  • A cloister, caught in the very act of asceticism, in the very heart of the city of '89 and of 1830 and of 1848, Rome blossoming out in Paris, is an anachronism.†   (source)
  • Only fancy, this was two years after his insult to me, and my challenge would have been a ridiculous anachronism, in spite of all the ingenuity of my letter in disguising and explaining away the anachronism.†   (source)
  • "You are too young—it is an anachronism for you to have such thoughts," said Will, energetically, with a quick shake of the head habitual to him.†   (source)
  • [2] As Sir Humphry Davy died in 1829, the translator must be pardoned for pointing out here an anachronism, unless we are to assume that the learned Professor's celebrity dawned in his earliest years.†   (source)
  • In ordinary times, in order to dissolve an anachronism and to cause it to vanish, one has only to make it spell out the date.†   (source)
  • It is time I brought my will up to date; it is full of anomalies and anachronisms….†   (source)
  • And I thought the same thing again as I walked up the anachronistic patch of concrete walk toward the dimly lighted white house.†   (source)
  • Tolstoy then makes a sort of exposition of the plot of KING LEAR, finding it at every step to be stupid, verbose, unnatural, unintelligible, bombastic, vulgar, tedious and full of incredible events, "wild ravings", "mirthless jokes", anachronisms, irrelevancies, obscenities, worn-out stage conventions and other faults both moral and aesthetic.†   (source)
  • The unsuccessful husband here reveals, with a really wonderful innocence, that instead of bringing his spiritual energies forward to the love and problems of his marriage, he has been resting, in the secret recesses of his imagination, with the now ridiculously anachronistic dramatic situation of his first and only emotional involvement, that of the tragicomic triangle of the nursery—the son against the father for the love of the mother.†   (source)
  • On each side of an anachronistic patch of concrete walk, which dies blankly at the gate where the earth of the highway shoulder shows raw, there are two round flower beds made by laying an old automobile tire on the ground and filling it with wood earth.†   (source)
  • We may wonder whether at the acme and summit of the human progress these anachronisms will be corrected by a finer intuition, a closer interaction of the social machinery than that which now jolts us round and along; but such completeness is not to be prophesied, or even conceived as possible.†   (source)
  • Thus his profligacy and his dare-devil airs have gone the way of his sword and mandoline into the rag shop of anachronisms and superstitions.†   (source)
  • THERE are moments when in connection with the sensitively imaginative or morbidly anachronistic—the mentality assailed and the same not of any great strength and the problem confronting it of sufficient force and complexity—the reason not actually toppling from its throne, still totters or is warped or shaken—the mind befuddled to the extent that for the time being, at least, unreason or disorder and mistaken or erroneous counsel would appear to hold against all else.†   (source)
  • …and discipline needed in the battle against the decaying bourgeoisie they should look elsewhere than to coercive schools imposed by the authorities; and by now every idiot knew that the school system developed from the cloisters of the Middle Ages was as anachronistic and absurd as a periwig, that no one owed his real education to schools anymore, and that free, open instruction by public lectures, exhibitions, films, and so forth was far superior to that found in any schoolroom.†   (source)
  • Pitying the poor, he would have shown us poverty as a ridiculous anachronism,   (source)
    anachronism = something out of place for its time
  • Bloom assented covertly to Stephen's rectification of the anachronism involved in assigning the date of the conversion of the Irish nation to christianity from druidism by Patrick son of Calpornus, son of Potitus, son of Odyssus, sent by pope Celestine I in the year 432 in the reign of Leary to the year 260 or thereabouts in the reign of Cormac MacArt (died 266 A.D.), suffocated by imperfect deglutition of aliment at Sletty and interred at Rossnaree.†   (source)
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