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  • adj. Not modern


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  • Internationalization has, in practice, been a process of everyone's coming to live and act the same; the Japanese gave up their kimonos because they were considered "unmodern," while Beijing destroyed its old city for the same reason.

    Damage Control

  • A philosopher, at any rate, should be able to endure the charge of being 'unmodern' with fortitude.

    Recent Developments in European Thought

  • They do the trick, certainly, for kids who need a rugged keyboard in class, but at first blush, they seem remarkably "unmodern", particularly when netbooks can be had for $200 that allow far greater capabilities than essentially glorified typewriters.

    ZDNet News - News Page One

  • This assessment sounds not only apocalyptic, but also "unmodern," if not anachronistic.

    American Chronicle

  • Just about * all* religious texts have some pretty unmodern sentiments.

    Matthew Yglesias » Free Speech

  • She used to say she was the most unmodern woman in the world because she had no ambition at all.

    Scarlet Nights

  • I love playing Fallout 3, but it's like playing a game made a year or two ago, that is distinctly unmodern in many aspects.

    A Spoiled Gamer, Am I.

  • Returning to the skylight, he found the encouragingly unmodern rusted frame to be less encouragingly stuck fast.

    It's October, 1956.

  • Maybe that's because the world described is so unmodern.

    Artsy Wednesday: Twenty Years of Provence

  • The avant-garde adopts a stance, both unfashionable and noncomformist — “unmodern” in the sense that it does not abide by the contemporary determinants of success.

    Writing and Failure (Part 4) : Christian Bök : Harriet the Blog : The Poetry Foundation


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