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Archaic meaning

archaic - 2 dictionary results

archaic - examples of usage

  1. Now the antiquity of the Vedas, as inferred from the archaic character of their language, has been shaken by the discovery of the structure of the Persepolitan dialect of the arrow- headed inscriptions. - "The Ethnology of the British Colonies and Dependencies", Robert Gordon Latham.
  2. Charles, following an archaic precedent, summoned a council of peers to meet him at York, and some of these noblemen, before setting out from London, paid a visit to Henrietta. - "Henrietta Maria", Henrietta Haynes.
  3. And as to animals, since through all varieties of form, each always arrives at the required term, it is obvious that, apart from any archaic associations, and on Darwinian principles themselves, these forms must be the best for the purpose at each respective stage,- perhaps the only ones by which the term could be reached. - "The Old Riddle and the Newest Answer", John Gerard.
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