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Usage examples for obsolete

  1. Now both of these vessels are training ships and obsolete so far as this war goes. – “Crumps”, The Plain Story of a Canadian Who Went by Louis Keene
  2. In other words, perhaps middle- class ideas of decent house- work are at last coming in, to fill the place left empty by the obsolete peasant ideas. – Change in the Village by (AKA George Bourne) George Sturt
  3. That system is now almost obsolete – The Faith of Islam by Edward Sell
  4. The machinery, in the old phrase, of a poet becomes obsolete though when he used it, it had vitality enough to be a vehicle for his ideas. – English Literature and Society in the Eighteenth Century by Leslie Stephen
  5. Section 9; and Article V, section 5. 20. Is section 10 obsolete – School History of North Carolina by John W. Moore
  6. It would take more than an obsolete ghost or so to scare me away from what I like. – The Mayor's Wife by Anna Katherine Green
  7. Fate, divine justice, and all those other obsolete ideas have no longer the power to dominate even the imagination. – Life and Writings of Maurice Maeterlinck by Jethro Bithell
  8. These definitions are not wholly obsolete at the present day. – The Life of Lyman Trumbull by Horace White
  9. Much of that metal work was, of course, employed in connection with articles which modern conditions of life in Japan have rendered absolutely or almost entirely obsolete – The Empire of the East by H. B. Montgomery
  10. At Ulm he threw up extensive outworks to strengthen that obsolete fortress, extended his lines to Memmingen far on the south, and trusted that the Muscovites would come up long before the French eagles hovered above the sources of the Danube. – The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2) by John Holland Rose
  11. There are few things which are not more the necessity of one class of men than of another, or that while devotedly pursued by one nation are not despised across the frontier, or that do not become antiquated and obsolete in this century though considered essential in the last. – The Expositor's Bible: The Gospel of St. John, Vol. I by Marcus Dods
  12. Old Spanish forms now obsolete or seldom used- Aqueste, etc. – Pitman's Commercial Spanish Grammar (2nd ed.) by C. A. Toledano
  13. Not many years after 1750, in a wide circle of highly cultivated minds, which included the most vigorous of the burgher class, together with the noblest spirits among the nobility, the privileges which gave the nobles a position among the people, were considered as obsolete and the State ordinances which preserved them were regarded with coldness and contempt. – Pictures of German Life in the XVIIIth and XIXth Centuries, Vol. I. by Gustav Freytag
  14. The impeachment of cabinet ministers may be regarded, indeed, as obsolete – The Governments of Europe by Frederic Austin Ogg
  15. " It left me also in the dark," replied Legrand, " for a few days; during which I made diligent inquiry, in the neighborhood of Sullivan's Island, for any building which went by the name of the 'Bishop's Hotel'; for, of course, I dropped the obsolete word 'hostel. – Selections From Poe by J. Montgomery Gambrill
  16. It is obsolete Prefect of Rome!" – A Struggle for Rome, Vol. 2 (of 3) by Felix Dahn
  17. Once more, however obsolete Cowper's belief, and the language in which he expresses it may have become for many of us, we must take it as his philosophy of life. – Cowper by Goldwin Smith
  18. They were sitting in the room which the colonel, with innocent grandeur, called his library, surrounded with a few editions of English and Latin classics, flanked by rows of obsolete works largely relating to politics; and they were engaged in the unscholarly pastime of sipping whiskey and water. – True and Other Stories by George Parsons Lathrop
  19. I perceive more and more that I'm obsolete – Indian Summer by William D. Howells
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