[ UK /ˌæntɪkwˈe‍əɹi‍ən/ ]
  1. of or relating to antiques or antiquities
  2. of or relating to persons who study or deal in antiques or antiquities
  1. an expert or collector of antiquities
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How To Use antiquarian In A Sentence

  • They also have a special section for rare Canadiana, signed books, and antiquarian finds.
  • And classical reminiscences have, even with him, a dull musty tinge which recalls the antiquarian in his Cambridge college-rooms rather than the visitor to Florence and Rome. Proserpine and Midas
  • He took to antiquarianism, which is a sort of philtre, driving its votaries mildly insane, and filling them with emotions which, on the whole, are probably more often happy than grievous. Hawthorne and His Circle
  • He knows where the work's heart lies and how to conjure its spell from the music 's limpid simplicity and antiquarian turns of phrase. Times, Sunday Times
  • Books old and new, bargain books, children's books and a large representation of antiquarian books will be for sale.
  • Enamored of his prose, I snatched up a long-playing record of the author reading those two stories at an antiquarian book fair several years ago, even though I didn't own a record player.
  • But what of the secondhand and antiquarian bookshops? Times, Sunday Times
  • Several days might be profitably spent by the antiquarian in investigating the contents of the different tiers of galleries; while the geologist would find matter for interesting speculation in the partial intrusion of the older lithoid tufa here and there into the softer and more recent volcanic deposits in which the passages are excavated, and in which numerous decomposing crystals of leucite may be observed. Roman Mosaics Or, Studies in Rome and Its Neighbourhood
  • An exaggerated sense of antiquarianism, anthopologism, confusion of roles between the ordained and the non-ordained, a limitless provision of space for experimentation -- and indeed, the tendency to look down upon some aspects of the development of the Liturgy in the second millennium -- were increasingly visible among certain liturgical schools. Clear Words of Msgr Ranjith on the Flaws of the Postconciliar Liturgical Reforms and the Need for a Reform of the Reform
  • Though the survey was for the specific purpose of consolidation of the monarch's power, it recorded certain incidental information that have ever been sought after by historians and antiquarians.
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