[ US /əˈnækɹəˌnɪzəm/ ]
[ UK /ænˈækɹənˌɪzəm/ ]
  1. a person who seems to be displaced in time; who belongs to another age
  2. an artifact that belongs to another time
  3. something located at a time when it could not have existed or occurred
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How To Use anachronism In A Sentence

  • The principal themes of Holland's fiction writing have been vampires, revenants, and creative anachronism.
  • To feel that way towards toffs today makes you at best an anachronism, at worst a freak, as I was reminded recently when I appeared at a literary festival.
  • Does the rule that a legislator be present to vote make sense, or is it merely an anachronism?
  • ‘It's an 18 th-century anachronism invented by guys who didn't believe the unwashed rabble were smart enough to elect a leader,’ he says.
  • Decades ago, lighthouses evolved into scenic anachronisms as the U.S. Coast Guard converted the sites still in use into fully automated navaids.
  • I often feel I am an anachronism, that I would be more at home at the turn of the century than today.
  • It would be an anachronism to talk of Queen Victoria watching television.
  • It's difficult to tell when this anachronism is deliberate, and when it is merely a lack of writerly control.
  • But even then - I don't think many Barbeloids would disagree that fox hunting is a cruel, barbarous anachronism.
  • But if these historic anachronisms are to survive beyond the very short term they must quickly find a social role and shed the haughty isolationism which has shielded them from commercial realities.
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