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obsolete

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Definition no longer in general use because it was replaced by something better
  • My mother still has a twenty-year-old obsolete computer in storage.
obsolete = no longer in general use because it was replaced by something better
  • That old phone is obsolete.
  • obsolete = outdated (no longer in general use because it was replaced by something better)
  • The auto maker uses design as a means of building in obsolescence to sell new cars.
  • obsolescence = the process of becoming outdated and no longer wanted
  • That military tactic became obsolete with the advent of the tank.
  • obsolete = no longer in general use because it was replaced by something better
  • Technology will make that kind of job obsolete.
  • obsolete = outdated and no longer wanted (by employers)
  • Kennedy agreed to remove some missiles from Turkey that had already been obsoleted by submarine-based missiles.
  • obsoleted = made outdated as they were replaced with something newer and better
  • Then he went on: 'What I had really intended to say was that in your article I noticed you had used two words which have become obsolete.'
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • obsolete = replaced with something better
  • Snow made growing food difficult, limited the agricultural periods. ... It wasn't a practical thing, so it became obsolete when we went to Sameness.
    Lois Lowry  --  The Giver
  • obsolete = no longer in use
  • The foreign, almost obsolete word comes to mind.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • obsolete = outdated (old-fashioned)
  • But we learned a lot of "obsolete" weapons, too.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Starship Troopers
  • obsolete = no longer in general use because it was replaced by something better
  • ...in this era of planned obsolescence, when a thing breaks down I can usually find something in my collection to repair it—a toilet, or a motor, or a, lawn mower.
    John Steinbeck  --  Travels with Charley
  • obsolescence = no longer in general use because it was replaced by something better
  • A large part of the political literature of five years was now completely obsolete.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • obsolete = outdated (old-fashioned, and replaced with something better)
  • The Eleventh Edition won't contain a single word that will become obsolete before the year 2050.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • obsolete = outdated (old-fashioned, and replaced with something better)
  • [speaking of the word love] "Your father means that you used a very generalized word, so meaningless that it's become almost obsolete," his mother explained carefully.
    Lois Lowry  --  The Giver
  • obsolete = no longer in use
  • Even when weapons of war are not actually destroyed, their manufacture is still a convenient way of expending labour power without producing anything that can be consumed. A Floating Fortress, for example, has locked up in it the labour that would build several hundred cargo-ships. Ultimately it is scrapped as obsolete, never having brought any material benefit to anybody, and with further enormous labours another Floating Fortress is built.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • obsolete = outdated (old-fashioned, and replaced with something better)
  • Someday, the typewriter will be obsolete, antique.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • But as the said time has fully expired, I presume it fair to infer that the bargain may now be said to be obsolete.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Prairie
  • "To begin, Omega will vanquish an obsolete but somewhat successful human-avian hybrid," said the Director.
    James Patterson  --  Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports
  • A crossword puzzle gave the definition of "obsolescent individuals" and the word came out as "capitalists."
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • The rules of Clausewitz, Mahan, all of them were obsolete as the Code Duello.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon

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