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Definition of Antiquity

Antiquity

  1. The quality of being ancient; ancientness; great age; as, a statue of remarkable antiquity; a family of great antiquity.
  2. Old age.
  3. Ancient times; former ages; times long since past; as, Cicero was an eloquent orator of antiquity.
  4. The ancients; the people of ancient times.
  5. An old gentleman.
  6. A relic or monument of ancient times; as, a coin, a statue, etc.; an ancient institution. [In this sense, usually in the plural.]

Antiquity Quotations

We are so fortunate, as Australians, to have among us the oldest continuing cultures in human history. Cultures that link our nation with deepest antiquity. We have Aboriginal rock art in the Kimberley that is as ancient as the great Palaeolithic cave paintings at Altamira and Lascaux in Europe.
Kevin Rudd

Conservatism discards Prescription, shrinks from Principle, disavows Progress; having rejected all respect for antiquity, it offers no redress for the present, and makes no preparation for the future.
Benjamin Disraeli

It is an unscrupulous intellect that does not pay to antiquity its due reverence.
Desiderius Erasmus

The year 2008 was a reminder to those who had forgotten that there is such a thing as history and that the cycle of famine and feast in commerce, first identified in antiquity and well understood in the Middle Ages, was not suddenly abolished in modern times.
James Buchan

Therefore we examine with considerable diligence the consensus of the true, learned, and purer antiquity, and we love and praise the testimonies of the fathers which agree with the Scripture.
Martin Chemnitz
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Antiquity Translations

antiquity in Dutch is oudheid
antiquity in German is Altertum {n}, Antike {f}, Altertum {n}
antiquity in Swedish is forntiden, antiken