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Definition of Relic

Relic

  1. That which remains; that which is left after loss or decay; a remaining portion; a remnant.
  2. The body from which the soul has departed; a corpse; especially, the body, or some part of the body, of a deceased saint or martyr; -- usually in the plural when referring to the whole body.
  3. Hence, a memorial; anything preserved in remembrance; as, relics of youthful days or friendships.

Relic Quotations

I love to shop vintage clothes; in London, I usually go to Relic and Alfie's Market. I usually brunch around London Bridge, where I live.
Georgia May Jagger

Try as you will, you cannot annihilate that eternal relic of the human heart, love.
Victor Hugo

Madly, futilely, I wrote novel after novel, eight in all, that failed to find a publisher. I persisted because for me the novel was the supreme literary form - not just one among many, not a relic of the past, but the way we communicate to one another the subtlest truths about this business of living.
William Nicholson

Mitt Romney's energy policy is a relic of the 19th century. We need a 21st century plan. The fate of the planet is at stake.
Bernie Sanders

Any relic of the dead is precious, if they were valued living.
Emily Bronte
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Relic Translations

relic in French is relique
relic in German is Rest
relic in Hungarian is ereklye
relic in Spanish is reliquia
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