- baie oud
Noun(1) any of the early patriarchs who lived prior to the Noachian deluge(2) a very old person
Adjective(1) of or relating to the period before the biblical flood(2) so extremely old as seeming to belong to an earlier period
(1) Flash forward two decades and the documentary section had become a sleepy backwater, with an antediluvian selection committee seemingly oblivious to new currents in documentary film.(2) Part of this is a reflection of inadequate staffing, poor management, and an antediluvian records system; some is a question of attitude, especially among inexperienced, simply ignorant, or poorly led secondary care teams.(3) If the Fire Brigades Union had more deft leadership, it might have found a way to secure something approaching its pay demand by offering to negotiate its antediluvian work practices.(4) The Cardiff giant is a fake fossil of an antediluvian giant some ten feet high with 21 inch feet.(5) Despite the Jessica accident, tourists still flock to the Galapagos, tempted by a once-in-a-lifetime chance to return the antediluvian stare of a giant tortoise or turn cartwheels with playful sea lions in an underwater ballet.(6) Freeman organises his almost overwhelmingly rich subject into thematic chapters, of which the most absorbing discuss the way such artists as John Martin portrayed the antediluvian world as a place of catastrophe or competition.(7) Take a look in the playhouses of some Scottish towns and you can still find the sort of antediluvian performances which used to struggle to get on the bill at Butlins in the 50s.(8) That sounds positively antediluvian now, doesn't it?(9) Why should Wisconsin women be expected to revere his anti-woman, antediluvian teachings?(10) Officials at headquarters either forgot about it, or could not store the information in a useful place because of an antediluvian computer system.(11) Such methods are, of course, antediluvian now.(12) You are made to feel like an antediluvian creature or a downright atheist!(13) But I cannot see the House of Lords' decision as some sort of cataclysm which has put a quarter of a century's family jurisprudence into antediluvian obsolescence.(14) Maybe these antediluvian creatures were having a good old natter about the ammonite down the road and then WHAM they got fossilised?(15) The other almost always requires a delicate dance through a minefield of potential libel, antediluvian prejudice, and post-publication recriminations.(16) ├ö├ç├┐The newspaper industry prices itself in a way that is at best archaic and at worst antediluvian ,├ö├ç├û he says.
(1) antediluvian :: baie oud
2. outdated ::
3. outmoded ::
4. old-fashioned ::
5. antiquated ::
6. behind the times ::
agter die tye
8. ancient ::
1. modern ::
2. new ::
3. recent ::
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