Example sentences for: antedates

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

  • In conservative Texas, we have a Telecommunications Infrastructure Fund for schools and libraries (dreamed up by a Republican state senator, among others) that antedates the e-rate and is far more generous with the telcos' money.

  • Alas, M&S continue to take up the cudgel, carping against writing which, in some cases, antedates recognition of a problem: it is like nattering on about how awful the Romans were because they condoned slavery; rather a waste of space, time, and motion, Wot?

  • Thus, we learn that on the razor's edge occurs in Homer and that mad as a hatter , which antedates Alice's teaparty, “is thought to come from the fact that the chemicals used in making felt hats could produce the symptoms of St. Vitus' dance or other nervous tremors.”

  • His use of the word tank to refer to a hollowed-out reservoir (“Gibson dug a small tank and the water soon cleared”) antedates the OED , for instance.

  • I might also state from the outset that I take this tack with a certain rooting interest, since my affection for libertarian thought (at least of the limited-government variety) long antedates my concern with cyberspace.


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