from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To alter from a modern fashion or style; give an ancient or old-fashioned form or fashion to.


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  • He speaks with rapture of his black-letter Chaucer, which he proposes to have bound 'in Gothique,' so as to unmodernize as much as possible its outward appearance.

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