Usage examples for anciently

  1. Who is now used in relation to persons, and which in relation to things; but they were anciently confounded. – A Grammar of the English Tongue by Samuel Johnson
  2. I have also to say that in passing that way, I found that they anciently preserved an anchor of a ship, venerating it as an idol, and had a certain genesis in Greek, which should not be dismissed as absurd at first sight. – History of the Incas by Pedro Sarmiento de Gamboa
  3. Gold is found even at the present day in small quantities, and seems anciently to have been more abundant. – Ancient Egypt by George Rawlinson Other: Arthur Gilman
  4. The preposition to, signifying in order to, was anciently preceded by for; as, 'What went ye out for to see? – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  5. But in criminal cases, where the Queen is treated as plaintiff, there was anciently no such method of reviewing the judge's decision. – The Queen Against Owen by Allen Upward
  6. St. Michael's Mount, now the only tidal island on the south coast, was anciently part of the mainland; a fact testified to by the forest remains still seen around it. – Early Britain--Roman Britain by Edward Conybeare
  7. Anciently, the almond was much esteemed by the nations of the East. – The Book of Household Management by Mrs. Isabella Beeton
  8. It will be the aim of this work to seek for them, and ascertain their limits; which have often varied anciently: while in modern times the European colonies and states have invaded them in all directions. – The American Nations, Vol. I. by C. S. Rafinesque
  9. Instantly and anciently familiar he seemed; my gaze fed hungrily for a trice. – Autobiography of a YOGI by Paramhansa Yogananda
  10. This reminder, which may seem to us needless, was evidently designed as a reproof, at once gentle and forcible, of those customs of excessive and protracted mourning which were anciently common among the Huron- Iroquois tribes. – The Iroquois Book of Rites by Horatio Hale
  11. Here, however, was anciently a wayside chapel to the south of the road where now Holy Lane turns out of it. – England of My Heart--Spring by Edward Hutton
  12. 13. Why did many fail to enter into God’ s rest anciently? – Bible-Readings-for-the-Home-Circle by
  13. This church was dedicated on January 6, anciently one of the many dates selected and observed in the East as the day of the birth and baptism of our master Metaphysician, Jesus of Nazareth. – Pulpit and Press by Mary Baker Eddy
  14. This possession, by rental, or by simple entry upon the rent- roll, was anciently a common, and peculiarly sacred, species of property, granted by a chief to his faithful followers; the connection of landlord and tenant being esteemed of a nature too formal to be necessary, where there was honour upon one side, and gratitude upon the other. – Minstrelsy of the Scottish border (3rd ed) (1 of 3) by Walter Scott
  15. After reaching the stream and crossing it on a rough timber bridge, known anciently sometimes as Big Creek bridge and sometimes as Heron's bridge, the track ascended the further bank, at first by means of a narrow hogsback, which conveniently sloped down to the vale; afterwards it made a sweep to the northward along the brow of some broken hills, and then finally turned westward until the direct northern route of the street was again touched. – Toronto of Old by Henry Scadding
  16. Proceeding up the chancel or choir, we ascend by three steps to the platform, on which the high altar anciently stood: this was so called to distinguish it from other altars, of which there were often several, in the same church; high mass was celebrated at it, whereas the other altars were chiefly used for the performance of low or private masses. – The Principles of Gothic Ecclesiastical Architecture, Elucidated by Question and Answer, 4th ed. by Matthew Holbeche Bloxam
  17. The second door anciently stood on the side of the temple opposite the present entrance; inside, its place can still be traced. – Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah & Meccah by Sir Richard Francis Burton
  18. Copper, iron, and lead have been also met with in modern times, and one iron mine shows signs of having been anciently worked. – Ancient Egypt by George Rawlinson Other: Arthur Gilman
  19. Mexico, or Tenuchtitlan, as it was anciently called, is situated on some small islands, near one side of a large lake, which is ninety miles in circumference. – Peter Parley's Tales About America and Australia by Samuel Griswold Goodrich
  20. At the extremity of the nave, which is raised on steps to form a choir, anciently stood the high altar, but this has been removed. – Castles and Cave Dwellings of Europe by Sabine Baring-Gould