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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Antiquity  \An*tiq"ui*ty\,  n.;  pl  {Antiquities}.  [L.  antiquitas 
  fr  antiquus:  cf  F.  antiquit['e].  See  {Antique}.] 
  1.  The  quality  of  being  ancient;  ancientness;  great  age;  as 
  a  statue  of  remarkable  antiquity;  a  family  of  great 
  antiquity. 
 
  2.  Old  age.  [Obs.] 
 
  It  not  your  voice  broken?  .  .  .  and  every  part  about 
  you  blasted  with  antiquity?  --Shak. 
 
  3.  Ancient  times;  former  ages;  times  long  since  past;  as 
  Cicero  was  an  eloquent  orator  of  antiquity. 
 
  4.  The  ancients;  the  people  of  ancient  times. 
 
  That  such  pillars  were  raised  by  Seth  all  antiquity 
  has  ?vowed.  --Sir  W. 
  Raleigh. 
 
  5.  An  old  gentleman.  [Obs.] 
 
  You  are  a  shrewd  antiquity,  neighbor  Clench.  --B. 
  Jonson 
 
  6.  A  relic  or  monument  of  ancient  times;  as  a  coin,  a 
  statue,  etc.;  an  ancient  institution. 
 
  Note:  [In  this  sense  usually  in  the  plural.]  ``Heathen 
  antiquities.''  --Bacon. 




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