antiquarian

Part of speech: noun

An antiquary.

Part of speech: noun

ANTIQUARIANISM.

Part of speech: adjective

Pertaining to antiquity or antiquities.

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Usage examples "antiquarian":

  1. So far, this cannot be called a literature; it might be classed under the name of statistics, or antiquarian lore; and if their history consisted merely of what is contained in the old annals of the race, it would be presumptuous to make a particular alllusion to their literature, and make it one of the chief characteristics of the race. - "Irish Race in the Past and the Present", Aug. J. Thebaud.
  2. Great books are common, but I have succeeded in my explorations among antiquarian shops in discovering the most idiotic book that ever was written. - "My Memories of Eighty Years", Chauncey M. Depew.
  3. Gentlemen of an antiquarian turn of mind, out in the west there, might do worse than spend some weeks in looking into this matter. - "The Coming of the Friars", Augustus Jessopp.