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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

A great value of antiquity lies in the fact that its writings are the only ones that modern men still read with exactness.
Friedrich Nietzsche

The superior man acquaints himself with many sayings of antiquity and many deeds of the past, in order to strengthen his character thereby.
John Milton

The antiquity and general acceptance of an opinion is not assurance of its truth.
Pierre Bayle

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
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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