relic of the past

noun phrase

: something no longer used or considered modern
Typewriters are a relic of the past.
I'm looking forward to the day when that kind of thinking will be a relic of the past.

Examples of relic of the past in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Also, in a world of rapidly worsening climate change, moderate summers are likely a relic of the past. Devika Rao, theweek, 17 May 2024 Some believe these wars are a glimpse into the future, while conquest is a relic of the past. Dan Altman, Foreign Affairs, 24 Sep. 2021 Some view classic concepts as relics of the past, valuable only for evoking nostalgia. Billboard China, Billboard, 21 May 2024 Visitors often visit the Agra Fort, another relic of the past that also hosts light and sound shows in the evenings. Christopher Murray, Fox News, 16 May 2024 The place is simply a dump, a charming dump, but an unrepaired relic of the past for quite some time. John Cherwa, Los Angeles Times, 13 May 2024 Companies with broadcast networks and TV stations are all looking at adding live sports to their lineups, as the habit of watching shows in real time becomes a relic of the past. Tribune News Service, The Mercury News, 6 May 2024 Essentially, when Wags (David Costabile) begins chatting with some old pals and tries to pitch them on bringing some money to Michael Prince Capital, he's treated like a has-been, like a relic of the past. Kyle Fowle,, 28 Aug. 2023 Those hardwired phones are now becoming relics of the past. Kurt Knutsson, Fox News, 12 Oct. 2023

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“Relic of the past.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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