Usage examples for anciently

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 13. Why did many fail to enter into God’ s rest anciently? – Bible-Readings-for-the-Home-Circle by
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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