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Old World

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Definition the regions of the world that were known to Europeans before the discovery of the Americas (the Eastern Hemisphere; i.e., Europe, Asia, and Africa)
  • They always believe they can make a better life than in the old world.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender's Game
  • They came from cities of the old world where the means to sustain life were hard to get or own.
    Richard Wright  --  Native Son
  • Every spot of the old world is overrun with oppression.
    Thomas Paine  --  Common Sense
  • Such figures are rarer in America than in the old world.
    Grace MacGowan Cooke  --  The Power and the Glory
  • The ceremony is performed in his majesty's great chamber of state, where the candidates are to undergo a trial of dexterity very different from the former, and such as I have not observed the least resemblance of in any other country of the new or old world.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver's Travels
  • Old World luxury overlooking Bernini's Triton Fountain .... there was no more fitting hotel in all of Rome.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • How can the Old World heroes compare with ours?
    Jack London  --  Sea Wolf
  • They slowed outside my glass cubicle, weary Old World travelers peering into the glow of a New World hospital room.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • This was not my first trip to the European mainland, but I was still entranced by the beauties of the Old World.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • Old World and New World monkeys were next.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • There are three worlds mentioned in Scripture, the Old World, the Present World, and the World to Come.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • We had met the European vampire, the creature of the Old World.
    Anne Rice  --  Interview with the Vampire
  • From the "Old World Monkeys."
    Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee  --  Inherit the Wind
  • The Old World doctrine said that people were made to serve kings, not kings to serve the people.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • Like many in the flavor industry, he has an Old World, old-fashioned sensibility which seems out of step with our brand-conscious, egocentric age.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • He didn't go in for the Old World much.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • You got a problem with an Old World Umber patois?
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • "Hydrate!" he yelled with that Old World charm that came so naturally to him, and we all reached for our canteens and chugged away.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • You have not opened a door into your Old World as you promised Ka Anor you would.
    Katherine Applegate  --  Everworld - Search For Senna
  • Supposedly, the parents were heavy-duty Old World, but the four daughters sounded pretty wild for all that.
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents

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