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Definition so extremely old as to seem to belong to an earlier period; or obsolete
  • When I first started reading Shakespeare, it seemed archaic.
archaic = so extremely old as to seem to belong to an earlier period
  • I hope popular forms of psychotherapy will soon be considered archaic.
  • Their guns—some were rifles, other pistols—looked . . . archaic, rustic.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
  • archaic = so extremely old as to seem to belong to an earlier period; or obsolete
  • GEORGE: I've got the ice . . .
    MARTHA: . . . gotten . . .
    GEORGE: Got, Martha. Got is perfectly correct . . . it's just a little . . . archaic, like you.
    Edward Albee  --  Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  • archaic = so extremely old as to seem to belong to an earlier period
  • The art historian George Ortiz was once asked by Ernst Langlotz, one of the world's foremost experts on archaic sculpture, whether he wanted to purchase a bronze statuette.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • archaic = so extremely old as to belong to an earlier period
  • The problem is never how to get new, innovative thoughts into your mind, but how to get old ones out. Every mind is a building filled with archaic furniture. Clean out a corner of your mind and creativity will instantly fill it.
    Dee Hock
  • If you've got a fault in the world, Sandy, it is that you are a shade too archaic.
    Twain, Mark  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
  • It trained his ear and gave him a fine appreciation for noble English; withal it introduced into his mind much that was archaic and obsolete.
    London, Jack  --  Martin Eden
  • "Really, you are too archaic for words," said an Oddity in an alley-way.
    Kipling, Rudyard  --  Actions and Reactions
  • No, Bunny, it's principally in the shape of archaic ornaments, whose value, I admit, is largely extrinsic.
    Hornung, E. W.  --  Raffles, Further Adventures Of The Amateur Cracksman
  • It suggested, rather, some archaic headdress of Persia or Babylon.
    Chesterton, Gilbert K.  --  The Man Who Knew Too Much
  • And yet, truly, they are already of but archaic interest.
    Conrad, Joseph  --  The Mirror of the Sea
  • archaic forms of life
  • archaic laws
  • {epochas = archaic Latinized spelling of epochs}
    Cooper, James Fenimore  --  Autobiography of a Pocket-Handkerchief
  • What a delightfully archaic term!
    Terry Pratchett  --  Nation
  • Torture is such an old-fashioned archaic word.
    Robert Cormier  --  After the First Death
  • The buildings, particularly the ones for the prison staff, were clean and contemporary; but the housing for the prisoners was archaic and dirty.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • At first Langdon thought he could not read them because Da Vinci wrote his notebooks in an archaic Italian.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • We're not going back to a more archaic form of execution," Judge Haig said.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart

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