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The overall result is an upper chamber modernised with Twitter and iPads but which feels increasingly anachronistic and feudal. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Only in its veneration of the writer does it feel anachronistic. Times, Sunday Times (2011)But it looks increasingly anachronistic that such figures should have notional involvement in issues of press freedom. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Against it are patches of anachronistic dialogue. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Trying to use them today seems anachronistic. Christianity Today (2000)In an increasingly secular society the religious aspects of monarchy may seem anachronistic. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The increasingly anachronistic tax exemption given to interest payments means that many companies borrow as a matter of course. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The system is looking pretty anachronistic. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Today, his approach seems pleasingly anachronistic. The Times Literary Supplement (2008)It seems no less anachronistic for us to have a home-grown hereditary figurehead. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Theirs is an increasingly anachronistic way of life and one that has all but disappeared in England. Times, Sunday Times (2006)In recent decades, many of the looser criteria have come to seem as anachronistic as the original racial restrictions. Times, Sunday Times (2008)This seems absurdly anachronistic - clearly the kind of romantic ideal born of his youth and his time and his place. Times, Sunday Times (2011)As for the contempt laws, in an internet age, they look increasingly anachronistic. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The idea of sitting amid fine silverware while discussing philosophy may seem anachronistic now but across the Channel, they think differently. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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