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archaic

adjective ancient, antediluvian, extinct, fossilized, medieval, obsolescent, old, old-fashioned, old-world, outdated, passé, prehistoric, primitive, superannuated, time-wor n
See also: antique, obsolete, old, outdated, outmoded
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Fairy (in Middle English and archaically spelt in various forms, like fairye, fayerye, etc.) is a word adopted from the Old French faerie, faierie: an abstract noun meaning "magic, enchantment," with connotations of "deceit"; also "enchanting but false speech" (Godefroy 696).
Not so idiomatic as to ever reduce itself to the trite, not so archaically overblown as to hamper a reader unaccustomed to poetic convention, this retelling retains its ancient flavor and epic tone yet should be highly accessible to YAs.
Under our plan, incumbents have to live by Thomas Jefferson's maxim: "When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property." (We know, we know, the language is archaically sexist, but we are not going to edit Mr.
The latest confusing signal comes from the gay community itself: the fight for same-sex marriage endorses the validity of a strictly heterosexual institution, one that links (however archaically) virginity with being single and sex with marriage.
A highly recommended classic of worship, whether for stand-alone reading or as a companion volume to more archaically literal transcriptions of Theologia Germanica.
Here it is the word abrupt, used strangely and almost archaically as a verb.
I admit that I am no expert on country music, but these songs sound just like most of the genre: simple chord progressions, lots of guitar, and archaically named characters like Ole Luther.
At first glance, this looks for all the world like a tradition-bound, archaically styled icon.
It is also the company which recently wrote off pounds 30m in unpaid bills, which means that those of us honest enough to fork out on already sky- high and archaically calculated water rates are being doubly penalised.
Probably, the only two incidental contributions are the fact that Jules Verne's character, my childhood delight, Captain Nemo was actually an Indian prince who left India after what Verne archaically dubs 'The Sepoy Mutiny'.
Consilium--"discretion," or, archaically, "good counsel," as the term might perhaps be best rendered in English--signifies the orator's general ability to anticipate correctly what will play best with a given audience in a given set of circumstances.
This late style--a mannerist practice rather like Hitchcock's use of archaically unconvincing backcloths in Marnie a few years later--is the key to understanding the film's oft-quoted maxim about fact and legend.