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Definition of 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

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

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

To be ignorant of the lives of the most celebrated men of antiquity is to continue in a state of childhood all our days.

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 folly for an eminent man to think of escaping censure, and a weakness to be affected with it. All the illustrious persons of antiquity, and indeed of every age in the world, have passed through this fiery persecution.
Joseph Addison
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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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