Examples of relic in a Sentence
a crude stone ax and other relics of the Neanderthals
in my grandparents' attic are many “groovy” relics from the 1960s
Recent Examples of relic from the Web
Berlin has a population 3.5 million and Tegel, an overcrowded relic of the Cold War era, lacks even an automated baggage-sorting system, among other flaws.
Viewed today, Tomb Raider feels, fittingly enough, like a relic of its era.
At the same time, the debate over the fate of a decaying relic of midcentury industrial architecture has focused a particular spotlight on Erie’s legacy of disenfranchisement and its troubled race relations.
Other countries, such as Israel and Italy, both replete with relics from ancient civilizations, have taken a different approach.
Freeman is a no-frills, post-war relic that was once on the edge of town.
Legend has it that the veil was uncovered in a tomb beneath the church, believed to be that of St. Anne, and is used to cover and uncover the relics during processions.
But the war isn’t a relic of history at the Pentagon.
The seamy and saintly business of biblical relic collecting dates back to the fourth century, when Helena of Constantine came to Jerusalem looking for pieces of the True Cross.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'relic.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
Origin and Etymology of relic
RELIC Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of relic for English Language Learners
: something that is from a past time, place, culture, etc.
: an object (such as a piece of clothing or the bone of a saint) that is considered holy
RELIC Defined for Kids
Definition of relic for Students
- They uncovered relics of an ancient city.
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up relic? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).