Example sentences for: ancient

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

  • Loosely translated, pnyx means “crowded or tightly packed place,” and in ancient times this was a highly populated area.

  • Let me examine five dictionaries with names in them: Webster's Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary (1983) [W9] 1983; Random House Webster's College Dictionary (1991) [ RHWCD ]; The American Heritage Dictionary, 3rd edition (1992) [ AHD 3]; Collins English Dictionary, 3rd edition (1991) [ CED 3]; and, for good measure, an ancient Nouveau Petit Larousse Illustré (1958) [ PL ].

  • Favored by the Ancient Egyptians as a source of turquoise, the Sinai was, until recently, famed for only one event — but certainly an important one.

  • In The New Yorker , Gary Wills, a classicist by training, praises Robert Fagles' translation of The Odyssey ("Fagles is the best living translator of ancient Greek drama, lyric poetry, and epic into modern English, and [ The Odyssey ] ...

  • The interior of Mallorca is a vast plain of small industrial towns, farmlands, and ancient, gnarly olive and almond trees, all protected from Mediterranean winds by the rugged mountains.

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