Smiles, or lack thereof, did not bring down the ancient regime, of course.
The French Court’s Royal Ban on Smiles William O’Connor December 13, 2014
In Virginia there continued to appear from England adherents of the ancient regime.
Pioneers of the Old South Mary Johnston
Their wars became less and less the holy wars of freedom, and more and more like the aggressive wars of the ancient regime.
A Short History of the World H. G. Wells
The Town Trustees and the ancient regime, as they call it—gone!
In the Mayor’s Parlour J. S. (Joseph Smith) Fletcher
He wanted very much to see Versailles again; he was very fond of the ancient regime.
The Portrait of a Lady Henry James
For this purpose the throne and all the institutions of the ancient regime, some of them very excellent, were all overthrown.
The Religious Persecution in France 1900-1906 Jane Milliken Napier Brodhead
The Aristocracy was cemented by a common principle, of preserving the ancient regime, or whatever should be nearest to it.
The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, Vol. I (of 9) Thomas Jefferson
Mrs. Clemens asked the young salesman for a copy of Taine’s ancient regime.
The Americanization of Edward Bok Edward William Bok
The work was incomplete, I admit: we demolished the ancient regime in deeds; we were not able to suppress it entirely in ideas.
Les Misrables Victor Hugo
The aristocracy was cemented by a common principle of preserving the ancient regime or whatever should be nearest to it.
Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson
- Ancient wisdom
noun pre-Christian knowledge, philosophy, and beliefs Contemporary Examples When you think of proverbs, you picture expressions of ancient wisdom. 13 Crazy, Dirty Modern Proverbs Fred R. Shapiro May 29, 2012 According to ancient wisdom, forgiveness blesses both those who receive it and those who extend it. Dr. Gingrich, or How the GOP Learned To Stop […]
of or in time long past, especially before the end of the Western Roman Empire a.d. 476: ancient history. dating from a remote period; of great age: ancient rocks; ancient trees. very old; aged: an ancient folk tale. being old in wisdom and experience; venerable. old-fashioned or antique. a person who lived in ancient times. […]
in times; of old. Historical Examples anciently, it had been to Europe what cotton was to the Mexico of the Aztecs. The Iron Ration George Abel Schreiner anciently, in the case of a common misfortune, the representative was put to death. Folkways William Graham Sumner West Halton—anciently Alfham—where she obtained succour, is close by, and […]
Archaic. character or style. times. Obsolete. lineage. old people. Historical Examples ancientry preserves its unbroken descent outside the church. The Spell of Scotland Keith Clark This mingling of the beauty of youth and the honour of ancientry runs through all the Irish tales. The High Deeds of Finn and other Bardic Romances of Ancient Ireland […]