archaism


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archaism

an archaic word, expression, style, etc.
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In Gimli Hospital, however, Maddin's stylistic archaism does not support a cultural traditionalism springing from the acquisition of territory.
The Metamorphoses might well respond well to postmodernist analysis, at least in its post-Winklerian form: the subversion by gaps and slippages of the master narrative of error, punishment, conversion and rescue is a key element in Winkler's deconstructive analysis, but has a recognisably postmodern tendency, as does the stylistic combination of traditional literary language, recherche archaism and exuberant neologism, and the overall aspect of hermeneutic playfulness and parody.
One of the book's notable strengths is its focus on the easily overlooked effects of linguistic change, particularly in its attentiveness to the ways that English Renaissance audiences might have understood and evaluated archaism.
Archaisms may be defined as linguistic forms that used to be common but then went out of fashion.
The archaism of the Rime is deeply bound up with a verbal decorum which eschews almost any abstract word.
Ten years had passed since the last person had been executed in the state and although the punishment remained on the statute books, it was considered an archaism - until Gilmore revived it.
The system's underlying archaism absorbed working-class socialism well enough, but would eventually give way under the tensions of a less restrained capitalism.
It's possible that some day in the distant future it will be an amusing archaism.
They ruled that to suggest the making of the Order in Council was "the act of the sovereign, savours of the archaism of past centuries".
There are eight main divisions--Destruction, Construction/Deconstruction, Archaism, Sex, War, Subversion, Melancholy, and Re-enchantment--and forty-four subdivisions, with such categories as Monochrome (all objects black) and White (all objects white).
What care must be taken that cultural incarnation does not develop into an archaism which further increases the lack of faith's contemporaneity with the technical world?