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- n. Plural form of ancient.
- n. The people of classical antiquity, especially such writers and philosophers.
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- n. people who lived in times long past (especially during the historical period before the fall of the Roman Empire in western Europe)
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A society that subscribes purely to the wisdom of the ancients is a society that can only stagnate as it indulges in pedestrian navel-gazing.
After many failures with elementary code-breaking techniques, eventually the young, brilliant linguist discovers a Periodic Table, and with that, starts figuring out words like “water” and “rust” and so forth, and lo, the wisdom of the ancients is uncovered.
And sending from Miletus to Ephesus, he called the ancients of the church.
And it came to pass, when the men had heard her voice, that they called the ancients of the city.
That musk was a great favourite with the ancients is evident, for the Koran tells us that the waters of Paradise were more odoriferous than musk.
[Page 288] was brought by the ancients from the so-called "land of the Troglodytes."
A few of those who assent to this still think that "to the ancients" is the only legitimate translation of the words; understanding that our Lord is reporting what had been said to the ancients, not by Moses, but by the perverters of his law.
Stargate and the name the ancients use to identify Earth?
It is the word ancients used to refer to empires, or more precisely in Jesus 'day, the empire: Rome.
In fine, since all men naturally desire to know, and since by means of books we can attain the knowledge of the ancients, which is to be desired beyond all riches, what man living according to nature would not feel the desire of books?
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