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archaism

an archaic word, expression, style, etc.
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He avoids archaisms (except possibly for "wrought" in line 4).
The theological archaisms are of particular interest, mostly the absence of doctrines that were to become important in later Saivasiddhanta.
Because the early modern period witnessed "rapid changes in literary fashion and taste," it also saw "a new set of modes and styles [become] archaic." Insofar as the rapid development of the new causes an equally brisk proliferation of the old and outmoded, it makes a kind of paradoxical sense that this period of innovation saw archaism "re-established as a major literary technique" (239).
In the Preface, Donohue writes about his master plan to attune his translation to twenty-first century audiences' and actors' English and staying close to the original French, while avoiding the pitfalls of Wilde's French idiolect on the one hand and Douglas's archaisms on the other: he wanted to "find out whether or not an up-to-date, colloquial yet spare English translation of Wilde's consciously stylized French ...
Yes, the devils use many archaisms in Books 1 and 2, but it is Miltons God who laments Satan's "glozing lies," (3.93), while Michael's "griding sword" strikes Satan (6.329).
The subject of archaisms was already a matter of scholarly debate during the Renaissance.
Archaisms are also defined with the help of the same dictionary.
The asymmetrical relationship between solo and sidekick worked out perfectly: The two artists' standpoints, both of which involve archaisms and allusions to the natural world, differ enough to cross-pollinate without crowding.
Throughout the language is consistent with the book's setting, without either archaisms or anachronisms.
Summary: Casablanca - Morocco, a country of tolerance and pluralism, is a place resisting all archaisms and regressions, King's Advisor Andre Azoulay said on Friday in Casablanca.
The author concludes that Polish spoken by Polish Canadians maintains genetic features of standard Polish, but also contains much interference from English and, because it has evolved independently from standard Polish, many innovations (the author claims that it also exhibits archaisms but this claim is less convincing).
In the streets of Krusevo you encounter people in traditional clothes, Macedonian revolutionaries and Ottoman soldiers and you hear a language filled with archaisms.