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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

In antiquity the sage kings recognized that men's nature is bad and that their tendencies were not being corrected and their lawlessness controlled.
Xun Zi

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

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

I have often said that just as the French revolution, for instance, understood itself through antiquity, I think our time can be understood through the French revolution. It is quite a natural process to use other times to understand your own time.
Ian Hamilton Finlay

Rameswaram has, since antiquity, been an important pilgrimage destination.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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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
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