Definitions

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  • adj. Before the time of Moses.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Being before the time of Moses.

Etymologies

ante- +‎ Mosaic (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I am horror-struck at this antemosaic, unsourced existence of the unspeakable terrors of the whale, which, having been before all time, must needs exist after all humane ages are over.

    Moby-Dick, or, The Whale

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  • I am horror-struck at this antemosaic, unsourced existence of the unspeakable terrors of the whale, which, having been before all time, must needs exist after all humane ages are over.

    - Melville, Moby-Dick, ch. 104

    July 31, 2008

  • Before the time of Moses.

    May 11, 2008