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antiquity
used in Middlemarch

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ancient times; or a relic of ancient times
  • But there are very valuable books about antiquities which were written a long while ago by scholars who knew nothing about these modern things; and they are still used.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (96% in)
  • But the idea of this dried-up pedant, this elaborator of small explanations about as important as the surplus stock of false antiquities kept in a vendor's back chamber, having first got this adorable young creature to marry him, and then passing his honeymoon away from her, groping after his mouldy futilities (Will was given to hyperbole)—this sudden picture stirred him with a sort of comic disgust: he was divided between the impulse to laugh aloud and the equally unseasonable impulse...
    Book 2 — Old and Young (80% in)
  • Everything seemed dreary: the portents before the birth of Cyrus—Jewish antiquities—oh dear!
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (43% in)
  • She had been at Rome, and visited the antiquities, as we know; and she always declined to call Mr. Casaubon anything but "your master," when speaking to the other servants.
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (50% in)

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