Noun(1) something located at a time when it could not have existed or occurred(2) an artifact that belongs to another time(3) a person who seems to be displaced in time; who belongs to another age
(1) The pejorative charge of anachronism as the inadmissible confusion of periods or eras presupposes that the accuser knows what the correct time of history is.(2) It's littered with anachronism and it borders on profane ideas riddled as they are with holes.(3) the town is a throwback to medieval times, an anachronism that has survived the passing years(4) He must also ask this question to avoid the error of anachronism (or ├ö├ç├┐presentism├ö├ç├û as some historians call it).(5) Within the substitutional mode, anachronism was neither an aberration nor a mere rhetorical device, but a structural condition of artifacts.(6) It's difficult to tell when this anachronism is deliberate, and when it is merely a lack of writerly control.(7) In a world hurtling into a space-age, perhaps we need a bit of anachronism , a place that exudes such history.(8) Instead, he decided that anachronism would be a major theme and encouraged the actors to avoid affecting British accents.(9) Thus the preface to the text informs us that to avoid anachronism , ├ö├ç├┐the entomology [sic] of the slang├ö├ç├û was carefully checked.(10) In the course of discussing this last category, he directly engaged the topic of anachronism .(11) I delivered a paper on anachronism and identification in Aristotle and Freud a million years ago at a conference in New York.(12) everything was as it would have appeared in centuries past apart from one anachronism, a bright yellow construction crane(13) The principal themes of his fiction writing have been vampires, revenants, and creative anachronism .(14) It is another anachronism to think that the author of his plays must have been a nobleman.(15) Usually you will find me with my head in a book muttering at the unreality and anachronism in some flouncy, Austen thing.(16) There is a major sin in history writing, that of anachronism .
Different Formsanachronism, anachronisms
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