from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Lasting for a century or centuries; centurial.


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  • As a centuried tradition, villagers usually perform the dance for 18 days from the beginning of Chinese New Year to expel evil spirits and pray for blessings.

    Asia in Pictures

  • The outer surfaces of the channel which it lifted to the light and air were tagged with weeds and immemorial mosses, and dripped as with the sweat of its twenty-centuried toil.

    Familiar Spanish Travels

  • In for a penny, in for a pound, thought Kenmuir, harking back to centuried texts that had beguiled daycycles in space.

    The Stars Are Also Fire

  • In for a penny, in for a pound, thought Kenmuir, harking back to centuried texts that had beguiled

    The Stars Are Also Fire

  • Mo, she corrected herself, she was Garrison's person; for he had left her in no doubt as to her fate should any accident befall him, when she must surely return to her previous state, whose clay shell, however vital now, must crumble as a centuried mummy exposed to air and light.


  • Now he seemed wisest if he savored sumptuousness, admired the centuried treasures of static and fluid art which the palace housed, drank noble wines, nibbled on delicate foods, conversed with witty men, danced with delicious girls, finally brought one of these to a pergola he knew

    A Knight of Ghosts and Shadows

  • They practiced rituals and deferences -- a gesture, a word, a stepping aside -- with the smoothness of centuried tradition.

    A Circus of Hells

  • Like the rock that rises in mid-ocean, it becomes in its old age a just symbol of fortitude, parting with its limbs one by one, as they are broken by the gale or withered by decay; but still retaining its many-centuried existence, when, like an old patriarch, it has seen all its early companions removed.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 06, No. 35, September, 1860

  • Its front gate, I noted, was a centuried relic from a distant shrine.

    Autobiography of a Yogi

  • The human mind, bared to a centuried slime, is teeming with repulsive life of countless world-delusions.

    Autobiography of a Yogi


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