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Definitions of ancients

  1. Those who lived in remote times: in B., elders. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  2. Those who lived in old times. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  3. ANCIENTNESS. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. ANCIENTLY. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for ancients

  1. But, in fact, 'bed' with the ancients was not that grave, serious, and important part of domestic mysteries which it is with us. – The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward George Bulwer-Lytton
  2. And fighting I know, and the life of warriors and heroes, for I have read of it in Virgil and the ancients and heard a bit from the soldiers at Treves; and I would fain taste more of it, for it likes me much. – The Blue Flower, and Others by Henry van Dyke
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