Definition of 'antiquity'
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A circus strongman who specialised in bending steel bars, he found a lucrative alternative career digging out Egyptian antiquities for wealthy patrons. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Precisely where the looted antiquities are going remains a mystery. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The collection of Egyptian antiquities is the best in the world. The Sun (2011)The rock's great antiquity means fanciful myths have grown around it. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Not only are the records there irreplaceable, they are also objects of great beauty and antiquity. Times, Sunday Times (2009)His great love was antiquities, where his deep knowledge brought much work cataloguing and guaranteeing authenticity. Times, Sunday Times (2011)At best, modern atheism can be misread back into classical antiquity. The Times Literary Supplement (2013)I ask if his background is in arts and antiquity. Times, Sunday Times (2014)I account that man more honourable than that great captain of antiquity who boasted of taking as many walled towns. Moby Dick (1901)Yet there was an odd mixture of customs in it, some obviously of great antiquity and some that were apparently far more recent. The CatalansA similar trade in looted antiquities helped to fund the insurgency in Iraq. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Throughout antiquity, Egyptian artefacts were thought the most beautiful on earth. Times, Sunday Times (2007)We all sense, knowing it without knowing the details, that radio has great antiquity. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The study of classical antiquity has been pan-European since before the Renaissance. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Many of the major works of classical antiquity found their way into Europe via Arab translations. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The civilizations of classical antiquity used culture and language, but not race, as a basis for making distinctions of superiority and inferiority. Macrosociology: An Introduction to Human Societies (1995)
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Translations for 'antiquity'
British English: antiquity NOUN
Antiquity is the distant past, especially the time of the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans.
...famous monuments of classical antiquity.
Definition of antiquity from the Collins English Dictionary
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