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
Archaeological relics dating back thousands of years.
In their estimation, this is a good thing, given that ties of mutual profit and free-market affluence are making a relic of war and armed force in general.
This pathetic collection of relics, the meagre remnants of a fallen dynasty, this admixture of human bones and ashes, corset steels and diamond dust, was transported in a single trunk to Harbin [China] and from thence to a sure place.
Error loading player: No playable sources found The city of Dandong, in China’s northeastern Liaoning province, appears to be an embarrassing relic of the country’s economic past.
To most of the world, the Great Wall was a relic and a cultural icon.
Also part of the memorial is an 11-foot-tall sculpture that incorporates relics from the attacks, including a steel beam from the World Trade Center and rubble from the Pentagon.
Even though the current owner spent $1 million upgrading the property, a relic from Shakur remains today, 20 years later.
Earline's Pink Party: The Social Rituals and Domestic Relics of a Southern Woman by Elizabeth Findley Shores (The University of Alabama Press)
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Origin and Etymology of relic
Synonymsecho, ghost, vestige, shadow, trace
Related Wordsmemento, remembrance, reminder; artifact; afterimage, aftertaste; balance, corpse, hangover, leftover, oddment, remainder, remnant, scrap; dreg (s), leavings, remain (s), residual, residue, rest
Near Antonymscomer, rising star, up-and-comer
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.
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