anachronism


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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

References in classic literature ?
This life by Planudes contains, however, so small an amount of truth, and is so full of absurd pictures of the grotesque deformity of Aesop, of wondrous apocryphal stories, of lying legends, and gross anachronisms, that it is now universally condemned as false, puerile, and unauthentic.
Where Mr Lloyd George referred to the House of Lords as blithering backwoodsmen and asinine anachronisms, Mr Rackstraw scorned to be so guarded in his speech.
All right, then, you prefer to be anachronisms," Ernest laughed.
When Sara (Caity Lotz) informs the team that the "Can't Help Falling In Love" hitmaker is at the center of the anachronism they are dealing with, Nate (Nick Zano) quickly assumes that the only people evil enough to mess with Elvis and kill rock and roll are the father and daughter duo of Damien (Neal McDonough) and Nora Darhk (Courtney Ford).
6) I'll turn first to anachronism and its relation to genre more generally, then to nineteenth-century ballad aesthetics in particular and the feelings that writers and readers attached to the ballad's ornamental archaism.
Public service radio and TV are an expensive anachronism in the year 2013.
The endangered democratic processes create an ambience of dark territory on the Balkan that inevitably leads to disappearance sooner or later and anachronism.
Broderick Munro-Wilson was well aware that his idiosyncratic version of the style was an anachronism.
He may be sick and tired of anti-monarchy snipings, but the fact is that Fulford pulled no punches and expressed what so may of us feel - that the Royal Family is an ancient and extravagant anachronism that has no place in the 21st century.
The fact that Jefferson is texting the Declaration of Independence is an anachronism.
2) Discourse regarding De Quincey's anachronism tends to cluster around the historical valence of the term: De Quincey is a late Romantic publishing with Victorian means and concerns, De Quincey is a Romantic writing gothic novels, De Quincey is the untimely being of Modernism, De Quincey earned his minor fame much later than his peers.
Gary creator Greg McHugh should be spitting bombs when this dismal anachronism gets airtime, let alone prime time.
Paramilitary groups are an anachronism in modern-day Northern Ireland.
The anachronism debate has sometimes been a touchstone of interdisciplinarity as well.
The fizzy drink-swilling, pie-guzzling image of the truck driver is now an anachronism if results from a survey by Clearstone HGV driver training and recruitment are to be believed.