Definition of Antients

1. Noun. (plural of antient) ¹



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Definition of Antients

1. antient [n] - See also: antient

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Antients

antiemotional
antiempirical
antiemployee
antiemployer
antiemployment
antiendotoxic
antiendotoxin
antiendotoxins
antienergic
antient
antienter
antientest
antiently
antientropic
antientry
antients (current term)
antienvironment
antienvironmental
antienzyme
antiephialtic
antiepicenter
antiepicenters
antiepicentre
antiepicentres
antiepilepsy
antiepileptic
antiepileptic drug
antiepileptics
antiepithelial serum
antiequalitarian

Literary usage of Antients

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1. A General Collection of the Best and Most Interesting Voyages and Travels in by John Pinkerton (1813)
"... not contemptible, of fome knowledge that the antients had of this fo principal a part of our globe, which are related by Abraham Ortelius, ..."

2. The Monthly Reviewby Ralph Griffiths by Ralph Griffiths (1786)
"... known to the antients — xxxv. 554 academy at Lyons — — xxxv. 535 — Eulogium on — — xlv- 257 — Encomium on that ..."

3. Travels in Various Countries of Europe, Asia and Africa by Edward Daniel Clarke (1823)
"... Corinthian Order — The Bazar — Population and Trade of Athens—Slate of the Arts—Manufacture of Pictures- Monochromatic Painting of the antients—Terra- ..."

4. Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres by Hugh Blair (1812)
"With much heat it was agitated in France, between Boileau and Mad. Dacier, on the one hand, for the antients, and Perault and La Motte, on the other, ..."

5. Of the Origin and Progress of Language by James Burnett Monboddo (1792)
"... no choice ofwords can do;—is of greater difficulty than the choice of words—therefore neglected in modern times, and in later times among the antients. ..."

6. Characteristicks of Men, Manners, Opinions, Times: In Three Volumes by Anthony Ashley Cooper Shaftesbury (1727)
"IT appears, indeed, that as high as our Author, in his critical Capacity, wou'd pretend to carry the refin'd Manner and accurate SIMPLICITY of the antients; ..."

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