Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state or quality of being ancient; antiquity.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The quality of being ancient; antiquity; existence from old times.

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  • noun The state or quality of being ancient.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun extreme oldness

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Examples

  • On one of its guests making some remarks on the "ancientness" of its appearance,

    The Romany Rye

  • On one of his guests making some remarks on the "ancientness" of its appearance,

    The Romany Rye a sequel to "Lavengro"

  • Olokona, to tell me of his mother, who reverted in her old age to ancientness of religious concept and ancestor worship, and collected and surrounded herself with the charnel bones of those who had been her forerunners back in the darkness of time.

    SHIN-BONES

  • Ill-cured it was, and battered and marred with ancientness and rough usage.

    CHAPTER XV

  • To see an opera like Manon in a structure such as Colon is to experience the ancientness and severity of talent that opera enjoys.

    Nicole Campoy-Leffler: Sing To Me: Il Postino, Manon, Cosi Fan Tutte

  • To see an opera like Manon in a structure such as Colon is to experience the ancientness and severity of talent that opera enjoys.

    Nicole Campoy-Leffler: Sing To Me: Il Postino, Manon, Cosi Fan Tutte

  • Consider the relativistic way we handle the concept of ancientness.

    New Race

  • In a speech, she protested the modern Jewish attitude of condescension based on the ancientness of Judaism, adding that “the glories of which we boast become mere crutches to a limping self-esteem.”

    Elsie K. Sulzberger.

  • I had arrived at some deep, palpable ancientness, at the womb of the world, where virtually everything was and will be created.

    Shulamith Hareven.

  • And if he gets his way, then there would be another occasion for textual frotteurism and iconographical link-orgy: a sculptural band of friezes in which we see the wannabe urban planner in the guise of the Angel of Modernism — Meier Dux, the liberator of the Eternal City from its own ancientness.

    Sewer Zeppelins for the Era of Infrastructural Anarchy & Other Roman Tales

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