antediluvian


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Synonyms for antediluvian

Synonyms for antediluvian

belonging to, existing, or occurring in times long past

of, existing, or occurring in a distant period

Synonyms for antediluvian

any of the early patriarchs who lived prior to the Noachian deluge

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a very old person

of or relating to the period before the biblical flood

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so extremely old as seeming to belong to an earlier period

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Roger Hodskins said: "It is wonderful in this day and age to belong to an organisation like the Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes who, together with the International Order of Ladies Glades and friends like all the members of the Parkview Social Club, can put together donations to great causes like CLIC Sargent.
Considering the ages of a number of the antediluvian lives, see the "Metonic Cycle" which is based on 19 years.
on clayed fence posts, antediluvian telephone poles,
At the moment there are many platforms that are accessible by stairs or that dreadful antediluvian lift that takes people a very long way round.
what falls, antediluvian as a psalm, but all that will emerge
According to Beaulieu, the king was the focal point of wisdom and the closely related antediluvian knowledge in pre-Kassite times; lie was a culture bearer and responsible for ensuring harmony with the gods.
W]e must stop exploiting the Second Amendment to justify our pathetic, quasi-patriotic, petty imitations of antediluvian, cowboy-esque individualism.
Inspired by an Irish postgraduate conference for medievalists, the contributors find evidence in the attitudes of medieval translators on literal translation, in antediluvian lore in Irish texts, in the sources of Aelfric's descriptions of animals and his applications, in Giraldus as a natural historian, in Julian of Norwich's visions and revisions, in alchemy and poetics in The Canterbury Tales, in Middle English debates of mortality, in Whittocksmead's approach to compilation and organization as well as identity, and in the Protestant imagery of Piers Plowman.
This antediluvian legislation also makes adultery a crime, with a one-year brig sentence.
Enoch's antediluvian tradition lent important support to the Christian perspective that had divided the Jewish Jesus community almost from its very Inception.
Perhaps, it is time that the Florida legal system awakens to the antediluvian charter of F.
Gould summarized the legend as follows: "In the heroic version, John Scopes was persecuted, [Clarence] Darrow rose to Scopes' defense and smote the antediluvian [William Jennings] Bryan, and the antievolution movement dwindled or ground to at least a temporary halt.
Still, Hart seems to recognize that such positions were, even at the time, antediluvian.
Constructed to make the Tennessee River more navigable and less flood prone, as well as to reclaim the "marginal lands" of the Tennessee Valley, the TVA's several dozen dams were also meant to bring electricity to the region and, thereby, "social uplift" to people living in a "seemingly antediluvian world of sorghum mills, wood-fired stoves, and one-room schoolhouses," writes Tom Vanderbilt, a Brooklyn-based writer.
In the antediluvian '80s, when mass participation in the Internet was still but a gleam in Al Gore's eye, an enthusiastic network of avant-garde geeks was exploring an embryonic cyberspace.