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Definition of Ancient

  • Old; that happened or existed in former times, usually at a great distance of time; belonging to times long past; specifically applied to the times before the fall of the Roman empire; -- opposed to modern; as, ancient authors, literature, history; ancient days.
  • Old; that has been of long duration; of long standing; of great age; as, an ancient forest; an ancient castle.
  • Known for a long time, or from early times; -- opposed to recent or new; as, the ancient continent.
  • Dignified, like an aged man; magisterial; venerable.
  • Those who lived in former ages, as opposed to the moderns.
  • An aged man; a patriarch. Hence: A governor; a ruler; a person of influence.
  • One of the senior members of the Inns of Court or of Chancery.
  • a person who lived in ancient times
  • a very old person

How to use ancient in a sentence. Ancient pronunciation.

He knew that as that fatal blow had been delivered, there was no thought of punishment-it was blind anger and hatred: it was the ancient virus working which had filled the world with war, and armed it at the expense, the bitter and oppressive expense, of the toilers and the poor.
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He was almost rigid with emotion, for the ancient habit of repose and self- command of the Quaker people was upon him.
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But my heart was with the right-I am an Armenian and a Christian of the ancient faith.
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Thou art a Christian-of the ancient fold.
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There was far, to go before those mud huts of the thousand years would give place to rational modern homes; and as he saw a solitary horseman spread his sheepskin on the ground and kneel to say his evening prayer, as Mahomet had done in his flight between Mecca and Medina, the distance between the Egypt of his desire and the ancient Egypt that moved round him sharply impressed his mind, and the magnitude of his task settled heavily on his spirit.
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Well, it was over, and by Wednesday the house would be restored to its ancient calm.
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The word Briton echoes with knowledge of the heart, and wise knowledge of life; the word French, which is not of ancient date, glitters with a light foppery, and flits away; the sagely artistic word German ingeniously discovers its meaning, which is not attainable by every one; but there is no word which is so ready, so audacious, which is torn from beneath the heart itself, which is so burning, so full of life, as the aptly applied Russian word.
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He came honestly by the patrician quality that unconsciously animated all his books, for his family was both ancient and noble.
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The old monk at the head of the chapter is marvellous; he would find a natural place in one of Ibsen's early historical dramas, for he is a colossal pontifical figure, and has about him the ancient air of authority.
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His names were either inventions or were borrowed from the ancient and obsolete past, I do not now remember which; but at any rate living bearers of them turned up, and were a good deal hurt at having attention directed to themselves and their affairs in so excessively public a manner.
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We could have visited that ancient and singular burg, 'Pilot-town,' which stands on stilts in the water-so they say; where nearly all communication is by skiff and canoe, even to the attending of weddings and funerals; and where the littlest boys and girls are as handy with the oar as unamphibious children are with the velocipede.
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And imagine the feelings of those bald-heads, and the exultation of their recent audience when the ancient captain would begin to drop casual and indifferent remarks of a reminiscent nature-about islands that had disappeared, and cutoffs that had been made, a generation before the oldest bald-head in the company had ever set his foot in a pilot-house! Many and many a time did this ancient mariner appear on the scene in the above fashion, and spread disaster and humiliation around him.
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I was a fresh new journalist, and needed a nom de guerre; so I confiscated the ancient mariner's discarded one, and have done my best to make it remain what it was in his hands-a sign and symbol and warrant that whatever is found in its company may be gambled on as being the petrified truth; how I have succeeded, it would not be modest in me to say.
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Nancy pleaded for modern reforms throughout the house, but in vain; even the drawing-room kept its uninviting aspect, not very different, save for the removal of the bed, from that it had presented when the ancient lady slept here.
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The old gables fronting upon Holborn pleased his fancy; he liked to pass under the time-worn archway, and so, at a step, estrange himself from commercial tumult,-to be in the midst of modern life, yet breathe an atmosphere of ancient repose.
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For his own part, he could appreciate the charms of Whitsand as it stood; he was by no means insensible to natural beauty and the ancient peace which so contrasted with his life of every day; but first and foremost in his mind came the necessity of making money; and to fill his pockets he would no more hesitate about destroying the loveliest spot on earth, than the starving hunter would stay his hand out of admiration for bird or beast.
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He tried his hand occasionally at deciphering ancient inscriptions, reading them as people seem to read the stars, by discovering bears and bulls and swords and goats where, as it seems to me, no sane human being can see anything but stars higgledy-piggledy.
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That is not the characteristic of our rising generation, for modern youth has an idea it is bad taste to quote the ancients.
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Sometimes we read verses, but we never make them; we love the ancients and do not fear the moderns: we only fear those who would lower the mind and debase the heart.
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He found her in the garden, which, like the house, was of an ancient, severe, and monastic style.
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Examples of Ancient

Example #1
The taxes for wars were wrung out of the sons of labour and sorrow.
Example #2
By an impulsive act, by a rash blow, he had asserted his humanity; but he had killed his fellow-man in anger.
Example #3
All this was in his eyes, though his face was pale and still.
Example #4
But she had come-she had come!
Example #5
I had too little faith.
Example #6
I had not the strength to fight the forces around me.