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  • adj. Too old to be used; not current; invalid; outmoded.
  • adj. Not conforming to the current fashion or style; old-fashioned.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. not timely; unfashionable; antiquated.


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  • The costumery and mannerisms of the little romance are out of date now, and seem ridiculous, though Mr. Pringle and the public were pleased with it then, when it was printed in “Friendship's Offering.”

    The Life of John Ruskin

  • She admired her friends and wanted their series to become famous again, even though Katie’s books were a few years out of date and Jasper’s books were now sold mainly in large sets to J. P. Barnigan’s American Family Restaurants, a mall chain that purchased books with matching bindings so they could put them up on shelves next to old-time football helmets, oars, snowshoes, cricket bats, parasols, and rustic apple-peelers.

    Jasper Dash and the Flame-Pits of Delaware

  • Argive, months out of date but speaking of a rebellion among the dwarves of the Sardia mountains.

    The Brothers' War

  • Because of the six-day jump lag, a report from the system would be at least twelve days out of date before they could arrive, but Captain Ransome still needed the practice in using the shipboard ansible.

    Command Decision

  • All right, one might argue-as Michael certainly would if I were to discuss this with him-that carriages were fast going out of date and automobiles were the coming thing.

    Beacon Street Mourning

  • Murrell’s study is out of date and certainly not the last word on comparing child loss with spousal loss.

    The Truth About Grief

  • In spite of being old-fashioned, it was not sufficiently out of date to remain there; so Mr. Shedlock edited it, and it has been published.


  • And with his old-fashioned, rather haw-haw! manner of speaking, he seemed more out of date than bag wigs.

    Lady Chatterley's Lover


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