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anachronism
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Definition something out of place for it's time - typically something that belongs in the past
  • The printed version is an expensive anachronism from an earlier time.
anachronism = something out of place for it's time - typically something that belongs in the past
  • He stood there, beside the spice rack, a living anachronism.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Someone Like You
  • anachronism = something out of place for it's time - typically something that belongs in the past
  • And how did he handle the growing materialism in which so many people feel no need of faith and consider the church almost an anachronism?
    Margaret Craven  --  I Heard the Owl Call My Name
  • anachronism = something that belongs in the past
  • The term Imperial is kept though it is now an anachronism.
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
  • anachronism = something out of place for it's time
  • Our ancestors had no great tolerance for anachronisms.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Time Machine
  • anachronisms = things out of place for their time
  • Pitying the poor, he would have shown us poverty as a ridiculous anachronism,
    Voltaire  --  Candide
  • anachronism = something out of place for it's time - typically something that belongs in the past
  • Reading 18th century English without an 18th century dictionary creates anachronistic historical interpretations.
  • We scoured the diary, an elaborate anachronism hunt.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • My battery captain called me a Pachydermatous Anachronism the other day.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  The Jungle Book
  • And I thought the same thing again as I walked up the anachronistic patch of concrete walk toward the dimly lighted white house.
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King's Men
  • Thereupon the old demiurgic sire in the midst of his community became a metaphysical anachronism.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • Are these terms too anachronistic for you?
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • It's such an anachronism.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • 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.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • "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.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • On January 4, 1993, this writer received an unusual letter, penned in a shaky, anachronistic script that suggested an elderly author.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • The guard checked his black, military-style chronograph-an odd anachronism beneath his puffy sleeve.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Who stupidly sealed that heavy anachronism of stone in the Carlovingian pavement of Hercandus?
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • "Nearby," Langdon continued, "you can see a strange, anachronistic series of figures: ancient gods presenting our forefathers with advanced knowledge.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • The BankAmericard and Master Charge decals on it seemed jarringly anachronistic.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining

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