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
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.
Earline's Pink Party: The Social Rituals and Domestic Relics of a Southern Woman by Elizabeth Findley Shores (The University of Alabama Press)
The Underwater Forest is a relic of an ancient past, a 60,000 year old cypress forest, lost for tens of thousands of years below the Gulf of Mexico.
The hallways were so narrow in that wing of Tampa’s 1976 relic of a facility that if the coach across the hall left his door open just so, the man in the closet was trapped.
How many people on the planet can readily identify the triangle offense, a relic of old-timey basketball that Jackson, in his three-plus turbulent seasons with the Knicks, worked so hard to resuscitate?
Is privacy a relic of the past given the array of governments and corporations determined to hoover up information about all of us as fully as technology permits it?
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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
1 : something left behind after decay or disappearance They uncovered relics of an ancient city.
2 : an object that is considered holy because of its connection with a saint or martyr
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