Antiquation

Definitions

  • Antique soldier
    Antique soldier
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Antiquation The act of making antiquated, or the state of being antiquated.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The largest antique ever sold is the London Bridge. It was sold and moved Lake Havasu City, AZ in 1971.
    • n antiquation The act of antiquating, or the state of being antiquated.
    • n antiquation In Roman law, repeal, as of a law; abrogation.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: High-wire acts have been enjoyed since the time of the ancient Greeks and Romans. Antique medals have been excavated from Greek islands depicting men ascending inclined cords and walking across ropes stretched between cliffs. The Greeks called these high-wire performers neurobates or oribates. In the Roman city of Herculaneum there is a fresco representing an aerialist high on a rope, dancing and playing a flute. Sometimes Roman tightrope walkers stretched cables between the tops of two neighboring hills and performed comic dances and pantomimes while crossing.
    • n Antiquation the making obsolete: abrogation: obsoleteness
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Quotations

  • Thomas Fuller
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    “A little skill in antiquity inclines a man to Popery.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    “The eyes indicate the antiquity of the soul.”
  • William Hazlitt
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    “Fame is the inheritance not of the dead, but of the living. It is we who look back with lofty pride to the great names of antiquity.”
  • Plutarch
    Plutarch
    “To be ignorant of the lives of the most celebrated men of antiquity is to continue in a state of childhood all our days.”
  • A. C. Swinburne
    A. C. Swinburne
    “We shift and bedeck and bedrape us, thou art noble and nude and antique.”
  • Francis Bacon
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    “Antiquities are history defaced, or some remnants of history which have casually escaped the shipwreck of time.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. antiquatio, fr. antiquare,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.—L. antiquus, old, ancient—ante, before.

Usage

In literature:

Love in half-civilization and in antiquity was erotic only.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
We did not, however, drive to Spello to inspect either Roman antiquities or frescoes, but to see an inscription on the city walls about Orlando.
"New Italian sketches" by John Addington Symonds
He lived in, or soon after, those times, wherein opportunities were given for searches after these antiquities.
"English Book Collectors" by William Younger Fletcher
This gatehouse was apparently the entrance to a court or quadrangle, enclosed by buildings of wood and plaster of the like antiquity.
"Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 2 (of 2)" by John Roby
From antiquity, all curses seem to have fallen upon him.
"Astronomy for Amateurs" by Camille Flammarion
The love of the antique is regarded by some as a cultivated taste.
"Chats on Household Curios" by Fred W. Burgess
Then, too, the remains of antique art which were within reach of the Italian sculptor were quite shut off from others.
"A History of Art for Beginners and Students" by Clara Erskine Clement
In the afternoons I will be free to visit Exhibitions, Museums, hunt up antiques, or just play.
"Polly's Business Venture" by Lillian Elizabeth Roy
There are seven in all, and they bear traces of great antiquity.
"The International Magazine, Volume 2, No. 3, February, 1851" by Various
ANTIQUITY OF THE MOUND-BUILDERS.
"Ancient America, in Notes on American Archaeology" by John D. Baldwin
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In poetry:

And some go prankt in faded antique dress,
Abhorring to be hale and glad and free;
And some parade a conscious naturalness,
The scholar's not the child's simplicity.
"Wordsworth's Grave" by William Watson
"Fie upon't!
All men are false, I think. The date of love
Is out, expired, its stories all grown stale,
O'erpast, forgotten, like an antique tale
Of Hero and Leander."
"A Dramatic Fragment" by Charles Lamb
Wise men I hold those rakes of old
Who, as we read in antique story,
When lyres were struck and wine was poured,
Set the white Death's Head on the board--
Memento mori.
"A Phylactery" by John Hay
To-morrow they cut it down. They will leave
The barn, as I shall be left, maybe.
What holds it up? 'Twould not pay to pull down.
Well, this place has no other antiquity.
"The Barn" by Edward Thomas
There is no magic from your presence here,
Ho, moon, sad moon, tuck up your trailing robe,
Whose silver seems antique and so severe
Against the glow of one electric globe.
"Song of the Moon" by Claude McKay
THE two were silent in a sunless church,
Whose mildewed walls, uneven paving-stones,
And wasted carvings passed antique research;
And nothing broke the clock's dull monotones.
"Her Dilemma" by Thomas Hardy

In news:

Eleanor LaVove, a former fashion editor who co-founded Angels Attic, a museum devoted to antique and contemporary dollhouses , toys and miniatures, died Aug 24 at.
ANTIQUES & CLOCKS: Dovetail Antiques.
We are proud that we've consistently been voted one of the top three antique stores in the Williamsburg area since 2007.
As a result, some owners of British estates are opening their doors to lucrative private tours—and even sleepovers—for history buffs and antiques connoisseurs.
This chest appears to be from the 1920s or just a tad earlier, so it should be an antique soon.
Doug had "bor­rowed" from OSU an antique tele­scope built in the lat­ter part of the nine­teenth cen­tury.
Antique vs Modern Apple Varieties.
In Red Bank, a town that bustles with art-gallery and antiques shoppers in winter and boaters and beachgoers in summer, the Riber's Edge Cafe gives good reasons for browsers to take time to slow down and enjoy a breakfast or brunch.
In a recent local radio interview, a Winthrop professor complained about our "antiquated" electoral system in choosing the president.
Is the rightful owner of one of the world's most cherished antiquities, the Elgin Marbles .
It can appear terribly antiquated or entirely fresh.
Then take this hypothetical scenario a step further, and grant our mythical émigré knowledge not only of the high art of Europe, but also of the key objects and languages of antiquity.
The parade featuring local royalty, area floats, antique cars and much more, will begin at 12:30 pm on Main Sstreet.
We have car shows, antique shows and craft shows.
A convoy of new and antique fire trucks and other emergency vehicles is making its way up the Peninsula to San Francisco today to raise money for burn victims.
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In science:

In all three such cases, tessellations have been well known since antiquity.
Explicit isoperimetric constants and phase transitions in the random-cluster model
The concept of mass having its root in great antiquity still remains fundamental.
About Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking in the Field Theory with Fundamental Mass
Excellent (though somewhat antiquated) surveys are provided in [6, 9]. A third approach suggested in consists of buiding a quantum assembly language that can be emebedded in a classical program.
QuECT: A New Quantum Programming Paradigm
Landgrave of Hesse 360” about 1570 It appears that Tycho Brahe's a little older colleague, Wilhelm IV, called The Wise, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel (1532-92) was able to measure positions much better than Hipparchus/Ptolemy in the Antique.
Astrometry during the past 2000 years
Measuring the distance to the Sun, needed to convert the stellar parallax measures into kilometres, renders an equally fascinating story as for the stars. Kepler wrote in 1620 that the distance must be at least three times larger than the antique (van Helden 1985). Ptolemy’s value was 1160 times the Earth’s radius.
Astrometry during the past 2000 years
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