Example sentences for: ancient

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

  • New York 's Walter Kirn dissents from the pack, complaining of McKibben's books in general--"his combination of arrogance and sincerity, narcissism and asceticism, is riveting and infuriating at once"--and of this book in specific--"The thesis is ancient and hard to argue with, though something in McKibben's pious manner may make one want to try."

  • A recent program on the Minoan civilization mentioned that Michael Ventris was a teenager when he listened to a lecture by Sir Arthur Evans in which he described his struggles trying to translate what had become known as Linear A and Linear B, the ancient scripts found at Knossos and elsewhere in Crete.

  • I didn't spend my Friday afternoon ogling ancient terra cotta warriors or my Sunday gallivanting around Beijing's Forbidden City.

  • A tunnel leads to this outstanding privately owned collection of ancient Egyptian, South Asian, Chinese, Persian and, of course, Japanese masterworks.

  • In "We Do Understand," William Saletan quotes the following sentence from Deborah Tannen's The Argument Culture : "Disputation was rejected in ancient China as incompatible with the decorum and harmony cultivated by the true sage."

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