Example sentences for: ancien

How can you use “ancien” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Absolute power was the dominant feature of what post-Revolutionary France called the Ancien Régime.

  • Louis’s reactionary successor, his brother Charles X, was interested only in renewing the traditions of the Ancien Régime, even having himself anointed and crowned at the ancient cathedral of Reims.

  • That look--simple yet richly paved with glitter and colored enamel, altogether different from the frothy rococo excesses of the ancien

  • The nationalism that Napoleon invoked in his conquest of Europe’s Ancien Régime turned against him in Spain, Russia, and Germany.

  • Her father was a parvenu who used to be a bon vivant and the enfant terrible of his clique but became a laissez-faire entrepreneur in the entrepôt business and then accepted a post as a chargé d'affaires, which entitled him to a UN laissez-passer, (working to improve detente, and rapprochement with the ancien régime), though he remained a bit of a roué, having an affaire with the au pair.

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