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  • Overnight the image of the lineman with his elbows stuck out in imitation of a coat hanger became charmingly antiquated.†   (source)
  • Too antiquated.†   (source)
  • Shaken by that vision from another world, Aureliano Triste barely noticed that the woman was aiming an antiquated pistol at him.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • There was only one bathroom, which Ruth hated for its antiquated inconvenience.†   (source)
  • The Three Marias Seated in their dining room among the battered, antiquated pieces that had been fine Victorian furniture long ago, Esteban Trueba and his sister Ferula were eating the same greasy soup they had every day of the week, and the same tasteless fish they had for dinner every Friday.†   (source)
  • The table glittered with silver-shiny scalpels and an assortment of antiquated medical tools that I couldn't put a name to.†   (source)
  • It has been much harder for pious Muslims to ignore unpleasant and antiquated passages in the Koran, because it is believed to be not just divinely inspired but literally the word of God.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Among the many antiquated sections of the Mississippi Code, one of the more famous, at least among lawyers, was titled Earwigging the Chancellor Prohibited.†   (source)
  • If they had worried over Shiva's survival after birth, now they worried over lingering effects of the antiquated obstetric instruments that had been applied to his head.†   (source)
  • This is the only possible outcome of the antiquated belief that the insignificant life of a seven-year-old kid still matters.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • The Group Headquarters building was an enormous, windy, antiquated structure built of powdery red stone and banging plumbing.†   (source)
  • Inside, he went to the corner and picked up an antiquated projector, the shell of its thick round lens rusted and cracked.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • And at sixteen you didn't consider that sort of expectation antiquated?†   (source)
  • Once he understood how the telephone network functioned and realized how hopelessly antiquated it was, he switched to being a private security consultant, installing alarm systems and managing burglary protection.†   (source)
  • It's an antiquated law.†   (source)
  • We follow Pippa up and around the antiquated staircase.†   (source)
  • He walked the city, watching the faces of women and children, the old, and others he knew had stayed behind, because they still had antiquated expressions of comfort, as if they would never encounter the blackness or blaze into which Alessandro's fellow soldiers had risen by the million.†   (source)
  • Everything looks antiquated, like the five-and-dime counters in New York.†   (source)
  • The only problem with avoiding aircraft is the FAA's system is so antiquated you can barely read it ...Well, I've got to pick up a half a dozen mirrors in Huntsville and then get them into space.†   (source)
  • 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 faceless chains of command and mechanical methods of data processing, decoding devices, telephonic scrambling†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • More and more he repeated himself, struggling for the old clearheadedness in a stifling attic of increasingly baffling, antiquated opinions.†   (source)
  • Cassie heard noises-a thump next door, the antiquated sound of thunder.†   (source)
  • Two antiquated titles, eh?†   (source)
  • 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.   (source)
  • 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?   (source)
  • 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.   (source)
  • Rather antiquated, but you can work with it.†   (source)
  • She had a modem spirit that wounded the antiquated sobriety and poorly disguised miserly heart of Fernanda, and that, on the other hand, Aureliano Segundo took pleasure in developing.†   (source)
  • She saw it because it was a woman dressed in blue with long hair, with a sort of antiquated look, and with a certain resemblance to Pilar Ternera during the time when she had helped with the chores in the kitchen.†   (source)
  • Something similar happened with the cylinder phonographs that the merry matrons from France brought with them as a substitute for the antiquated hand organs and that for a time had serious effects on the livelihood of the band of musicians.†   (source)
  • The only thing that remained of that unfortunate venture was the breath of renovation that the matrons from France brought, as their magnificent arts transformed traditional methods of love and their sense of social well-being abolished Catarino's antiquated place and turned the street into a bazaar of Japanese lanterns and nostalgic hand organs.†   (source)
  • Also, the owner-bartender had no objections to Alex receiving calls at the stillstanding antiquated booth against the wall.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • He tried to impose the latest ideas at Misericordia Hospital, but this was not as easy as it had seemed in his youthful enthusiasm, for the antiquated house of health was stubborn in its attachment to atavistic superstitions, such as standing beds in pots of water to prevent disease from climbing up the legs, or requiring evening wear and chamois gloves in the operating room because it was taken for granted that elegance was an essential condition for asepsis.†   (source)
  • Nor did he see his granddaughter's worn sweaters or his daughter's antiquated clothing or her hands that had been ruined by household chores and clay.†   (source)
  • Finally, fearing that War Admiral would exhaust or injure himself fighting a conventional starting gate, and wanting to take advantage of his horse's skill at breaking from a walk, Riddle insisted that the race be started from an antiquated, gateless walk-up.†   (source)
  • He was fanatical, violent, and antiquated, but he represented better than anybody else the values of family, tradition, private property, law and order.†   (source)
  • What he had collected from that dying Africa lay in the gun room of the lycee, where the antiquated rifles of the school cadet corps used to be kept in the old days.†   (source)
  • While Maria Beaumont was occupying Reich's attention with her squawking flight, a bright young attorney from Monarch's legal department was deftly decoyed to Mars and held there anonymously on a valid, if antiquated, vice charge.†   (source)
  • But it was antiquated junk, specially made for shops like mine; and I doubt whether the workmen who made the stuff—in Europe and the United States and perhaps nowadays Japan—had any idea of what their products were used for.†   (source)
  • "Your information is antiquated," he snapped.†   (source)
  • Scarlett, our Southern way of living is as antiquated as the feudal system of the Middle Ages.†   (source)
  • The butler was almost invisible in the steam of an antiquated geyser.†   (source)
  • A train of antiquated coaches was waiting for us at the siding; an R.T.O. was in charge; a fatigue party was loading the last of the kit-bags from the trucks to the luggage vans.†   (source)
  • Mademoiselle de Gondelaurier knew how her mother's antiquated mode of speech shocked the captain.†   (source)
  • They were old efforts, old exploits, antiquated examples of "smartness" and sharpness.†   (source)
  • The child sparingly stroked down her antiquated skirt.†   (source)
  • Here now comes some antiquated trash that will take fire like a handful of shavings.†   (source)
  • In this extremity, the antiquated virgin turned to Phoebe.†   (source)
  • This was the antiquated elegance of his day.†   (source)
  • The liveries in the antechamber were antiquated.†   (source)
  • He is quite antiquated!†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Above the picture was an inspiring educational symbol—no antiquated lamp or torch or owl of Minerva, but a row of dollar signs.†   (source)
  • close to one another—in the far corners of the room, which spoke of recent whispered 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Whenever Thompson twanged, "Put your John Hancock on that line," Babbitt was as much amused by the antiquated provincialism as any proper Englishman by any American.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • The furniture once appropriated to the lower apartments had from time to time been 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Such works are held as antiquate and mossy;
    And as regards the younger folk, indeed,
    They never yet have been so pert and saucy.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • When the heroes and the manners of antiquity are frequently brought upon the stage, and dramatic authors faithfully observe the rules of antiquated precedent, that is enough to warrant a conclusion that the democratic classes have not yet got the upper hand of the theatres.†   (source)
  • 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!†   (source)
  • —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.†   (source)
  • I know not how it is, but in scrutinizing her strange model and singular cast of spars, her huge size and overgrown suits of canvas, her severely simple bow and antiquated stern, there will occasionally flash across my mind a sensation of familiar things, and there is always mixed up with such indistinct shadows of recollection, an unaccountable memory of old foreign chronicles and ages long ago.†   (source)
  • Bouvines and Fontenoy were mentioned as though they had taken place on the preceding day, Austerlitz having become antiquated.†   (source)
  • But when his guide had left him alone, with the observation that he would call Madame la Comtesse, Newman perceived that the salon contained little that was remarkable save a dark ceiling with curiously carved rafters, some curtains of elaborate, antiquated tapestry, and a dark oaken floor, polished like a mirror.†   (source)
  • In pointing out that their mode of exploitation was different to that of the bourgeoisie, the feudalists forget that they exploited under circumstances and conditions that were quite different, and that are now antiquated.†   (source)
  • "Vows," said the Abbot, "must be unloosed, worthy Franklin, or permit me rather to say, worthy Thane, though the title is antiquated.†   (source)
  • The dull scrape of her large spoon was audible throughout the tent as she thus kept from burning the mixture of corn in the grain, flour, milk, raisins, currants, and what not, that composed the antiquated slop in which she dealt.†   (source)
  • "Ah," replied he, sighing, "that is not very surprising; I have been more than a year absent from Paris, and my clothes are of a most antiquated cut; the count takes me for a provincial.†   (source)
  • He who would imitate an ancient language with success, must attend rather to its grammatical character, turn of expression, and mode of arrangement, than labour to collect extraordinary and antiquated terms, which, as I have already averred, do not in ancient authors approach the number of words still in use, though perhaps somewhat altered in sense and spelling, in the proportion of one to ten.†   (source)
  • "Undoubtedly," said the daguerreotypist, "I do feel an interest in this antiquated, poverty-stricken old maiden lady, and this degraded and shattered gentleman,—this abortive lover of the beautiful.†   (source)
  • Chanticleer himself, though stalking on two stilt-like legs, with the dignity of interminable descent in all his gestures, was hardly bigger than an ordinary partridge; his two wives were about the size of quails; and as for the one chicken, it looked small enough to be still in the egg, and, at the same time, sufficiently old, withered, wizened, and experienced, to have been founder of the antiquated race.†   (source)
  • On his second turn, he bent over his daughter, who was watching this encounter with the stupefied air of an antiquated lamb, and said to her with a smile that was almost calm: "A baron like this gentleman, and a bourgeois like myself cannot remain under the same roof."†   (source)
  • obstinacy of antiquated institutions in perpetuating themselves resembles the stubbornness of the rancid perfume which should claim our hair, the pretensions of the spoiled fish which should persist in being eaten, the persecution of the child's garment which should insist on clothing the man, the tenderness of corpses which should return to embrace the living.†   (source)
  • BLOOM: (Reflects precautiously) That antiquated commode.†   (source)
  • A third offers some old musty laws that have been antiquated by a long disuse (and which, as they had been forgotten by all the subjects, so they had also been broken by them), and proposes the levying the penalties of these laws, that, as it would bring in a vast treasure, so there might be a very good pretence for it, since it would look like the executing a law and the doing of justice.†   (source)
  • He soon appeared before the city with a corps of ten thousand troops, and finding it a fit occasion, as he had secretly intended from the beginning, to revive an antiquated claim, on the pretext that his ancestors had suffered the place to be dismembered from his territory,1 he took possession of it in his own name, disarmed, and punished the inhabitants, and reannexed the city to his domains.†   (source)
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