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  • v. belong to an earlier time


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  • Some of these desks date back to 1819, and atop each desk is a tidy receptacle for inkwells and quills.

    The Audacity of Hope

  • Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament about 1639, while Mère Mechtilde's work appears, according to Helyot, to date back no further, even in project, than 1651.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 11: New Mexico-Philip

  • Though it is very doubtful whether these Ambrosian melodies date back to the time of St. Ambrose, it is not improbable that they represent fairly the character of the chant sung in Italy and Gaul at the time when the cantilena romana superseded the earlier forms.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 6: Fathers of the Church-Gregory XI

  • Among the canons regular of the present day, we may mention the Canons Regular of the Lateran or St. Saviour, who seem to date back to Alexander II (1063), the Premonstratensian

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • "Liberdiurnus" cannot date back further than 786, the earliest forms of it go back to the end of the seventh century.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 6: Fathers of the Church-Gregory XI

  • I agree with Crowe and Cavalcaselle and those writers who date back the “Gipsy Madonna” to the end of the fifteenth century, but I must emphatically support Signor Venturi in his claim that Giorgione is the author.


  • Rynok Square, the old market, slopes uphill and is lined with the tall, slender faades of houses that date back to 1530, when they were all restored after a fire.


  • Godeberta's life do not, in all probability, date back beyond the eleventh century, as the oldest "Vita", which, in truth, is rather a panegyric for her feast than a biography, is believed to have been composed by Radbodus, who became Bishop of Noyon in 1067.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 6: Fathers of the Church-Gregory XI

  • The problem is that most of these exotic claims for a long historical pedigree only date back to the Neo-Templar organizations of the nineteenth century.

    The Templar Revelation

  • Dragon boat races date back more than 2,000 years as a Chinese ceremony to celebrate the summer rice planting and to venerate the dragon water deity.

    What's Your Workout


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