Ancient in a sentence 🔊

Definition of Ancient

Having lasted from a remote period; having been of long duration; of great age, very old. | Existent or occurring in time long past, usually in remote ages; belonging to or associated with antiquity; old, as opposed to modern. | (historical) Relating to antiquity as a primarily European historical period; the time before the Middle Ages.

Short Example Sentence for Ancient

  • 1. The most ancient book in the world. 🔊
  • 2. A citizen of ancient faith and virtue! 🔊
  • 3. It is situated on the heights of ancient Tusculum. 🔊
  • 4. A "most ancient and fish-like smell" pervaded the place. 🔊
  • 5. This was a favourite opinion with many of the ancient philosophers. 🔊
  • 6. We beg a little independence; and we are answered with ancient jests. 🔊
  • 7. Her dress was of an ancient fashion, ample in volume and sweeping the floor. 🔊
  • 8. Margareth, our ancient nurse, came for me at half-past eight. 🔊
  • 9. In America we manifest this in all the ancient and customary ways. 🔊
  • 10. The young Vicomte was a Protestant; of ancient family and limited means. 🔊

How to use Ancient in a Sentence?

  • 1. I follow the ancient practice of knights-errant, who changed their names at pleasure. 🔊
  • 2. For any parallel to her power and possessions you must go back to ancient Rome. 🔊
  • 3. It is an ancient house, and the people know us, and have a cheery word and a home look. 🔊
  • 4. Paris has been compared to ancient Athens; it may be compared with modern London. 🔊
  • 5. He asked the ancient domestic what lady was in the habit of rambling about this part of the chateau at night. 🔊
  • 6. We generally sat in the parlor looking towards the street and the square tower of an ancient church. 🔊
  • 7. Even those who professed to translate new works of ancient learning were generally wholly unfit for the task. 🔊
  • 8. Fuatino was nothing else than an ancient crater, thrust upward from the sea-bottom by some primordial cataclysm. 🔊
  • 9. The two gentlemen are at the present moment standing before the table, which is covered with all sorts of ancient coins. 🔊
  • 10. Round about the walls hung ancestral pictures, with clusters here and there of ancient weapons of strange shape and construction. 🔊
  • 11. It was the ancient masculine delusion, as invulnerable as truth, that the impersonal interests are the significant ones. 🔊
  • 12. Memories of their ancient inmates seem to hang gloomily about them, like the cobweb in their corners; they are eloquent of desertion and of death. 🔊
  • 13. A transient cult sprang up among the Javanese populace as the ancient sanctuary revealed itself anew. 🔊
  • 14. The land, cut up into colored fields, recalled the heraldry of the signboard; this also was at once ancient and gay. 🔊
  • 15. Every trace of the ancient structure has disappeared, and the square is surrounded by Turkish mosques and houses. 🔊
  • 16. He took us about his drawing-room, showing us the pictures, and finally stopped before a rude and ancient engraving. 🔊
  • 17. The old hall in which we dined echoed to bursts of robustious fox-hunting merriment, that made the ancient antlers shake on the walls. 🔊
  • 18. Below, the top of an ancient altar with the broken symbol of a sun upon it; above, florid and fantastic arabesques. 🔊
  • 19. I observed smoke, however, rising from the chimneys; a phenomenon rarely witnessed in the ancient establishment. 🔊
  • 20. She settled the date for us, and did it with certainty, by help of a couple of uncommon circumstances, events of that ancient time. 🔊
  • 21. A green vine, growing out of an ancient yellowed marble jar, wandered at will across one wall and up the brick of the chimney-place. 🔊
  • 22. The puzzle about 'Not-being' appears to us to be one of the most unreal difficulties of ancient philosophy. 🔊
  • 23. It was the oldest part of the chateau, and had in ancient times been the Donjon or stronghold; of course the chamber was none of the best. 🔊
  • 24. The failure of Plato and other ancient philosophers to construct a Theodicy, not a ground of despair. 🔊
  • 25. The failure of Plato and other ancient philosophers to construct a Theodicy, not a ground of despair. 🔊
  • 26. Those scraps which he had put into my hand were ancient newspaper copies of that "Christian Union" article! 🔊
  • 27. In this particular, as well as in most others, Spinoza merely reproduces the error of the ancient Stoics. 🔊
  • 28. Thus in the ancient world whole schools of philosophy passed away in the vain attempt to solve the problem of the continuity or divisibility of matter. 🔊
  • 29. They were led up by a venerable old man and an ancient matron, to whom the occasion had given more agility than might have been expected from their years. 🔊
  • 30. Though this doctrine is now obsolete in the civilized world, it was employed by a large portion of the ancient philosophers to account for the origin of evil. 🔊