Part of speech: noun

The state or quality of being ancient; ancient times; an ancient object.

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Usage examples "antiquity":

  1. By means of this clue we may obtain an insight into some of the most remote, and the most obscure parts of antiquity. - "A New System; or, an Analysis of Antient Mythology. Volume II. (of VI.)", Jacob Bryant.
  2. It follows, of course, from this that we are to hold the story of the antiquity of the earth, the earth millions of years old, instead of six thousand or ten thousand. - "Our Unitarian Gospel", Minot Savage.
  3. Why should I bring instances from antiquity? - "The History of Rome; Books Nine to Twenty-Six", Titus Livius.