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Synonyms for anachronism

something located at a time when it could not have existed or occurred

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an artifact that belongs to another time

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a person who seems to be displaced in time

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You are too young--it is an anachronism for you to have such thoughts," said Will, energetically, with a quick shake of the head habitual to him.
Ward, and he shares no part of his being with any vagabond anachronism from the younger world.
The same anachronism is made later on in this book.
Also in the episode, Sara contemplates an offer she is made, which would make the Legends leave the anachronisms be.
Scott himself excuses his anachronisms as by products of historical difference in the opening pages of Ivanhoe [1817].
Except it's the 90s and, while the world has moved on, they haven't, with parents Mike and Carol (Gary Cole and Shelly Long) and their brood now anachronisms rather than the loved, slightly goofy family.
In this context anachronisms are like vehicles and channels to timelessness or a place outside time, to a mythic history, mythscape.
And if English lost all of its glorious anachronisms - the difference between there and their, and principal and principle, for instance - what on earth would children learn at school?
Inadvertently, Mrs Bull has set out a case for those of us who want to be rid of the anachronisms of the monarchy and the established church.
To his credit, Judge has eliminated much of the confusion that marred the debut - yes, there are still anachronisms aplenty (what's up with the telephone?
Though Buddhist perspectives dominate Storhoff's study, he also explores other common Johnson themes, such as his use of anachronisms, his interest in the significance of the mundane, and his approach to individual and collective history.
In 1969 Roberto Schwarz wrote that Tropicalia submitted Brazil's anachronisms to the "white light of ultramodernity"; Araujo's crude stall and sophisticated commodities invert this equation--just as global capital, in the years since Tropicalia's heyday, has adopted tactics once the exclusive province of the margins.
The examples from published translations of Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings highlight instances where translators, in giving idiomatic renderings of the source text, have introduced anachronisms into the carefully constructed text-world.
That means a massive and rapid influx of renewable and efficient technologies that can shortcut development around such polluting anachronisms as electric grids and central power plants.
On the other hand, Skinner's enthusiasm for neo-Ciceronian humanism is marred by the recurring anachronisms and pejoratives "schoolmen" and "scholastics" to designate invidiously a rather diverse body of university-trained theologians and jurists, and "scholasticism" as a blanket term to characterize their complex and varied ideas.