It looked ancient, and he opened it carefully.
It is said that in ancient China, doctors were paid when their patients were well.
The Ancient Immortal swept by her, his anger palpable.
He was neither ancient nor ugly, with familiar dark eyes and hair and roughly hewn features.
To Moscow, our ancient Capital!
So according to history it has been found from the most ancient times, and so it is to our own day.
The soulless, ancient intelligence there was as fathomless as the night sky.
"It's ancient history," said another, guessing that it referred to a former war.
It was recognized as the flu, although records describe conditions which were highly likely to have been polio.
I hope I will not fall and hurt my head I shall visit little Lord Fauntleroy in England and he will be glad to show me his grand and very ancient castle.
The ancient world was a cruel place.
Deliver me from a city built on the site of a more ancient city, whose materials are ruins, whose gardens cemeteries.
Plus, we have powers formerly attributed to the ancient gods; we can fly, talk to people in other places, and see what is happening elsewhere.
One word from me, one movement of my hand, and that ancient capital of the Tsars would perish.
The Russians retreat and abandon their ancient capital.
His ancient, rusted Camaro was illegally parked in front of the building.
Its function could determine the meaning of the symbols, since the most ancient Immortal writing is based on a complex system of symbolic context.
By the late 1800s, superphosphates were all the rage and eighty factories were manufacturing this high-yield fertilizer from coprolites (that is, phosphate-rich fossils of ancient animal dung—I kid you not).
Gabe didn't know which way the Ancient would go.
The power of an Ancient is beyond anything humans can understand.
The very well documented corn dole of ancient Rome is one of many cases.
I must tell you, mon cher," he continued in the sad and measured tones of a man who intends to tell a long story, "that our name is one of the most ancient in France."
Gabe distrusted the Ancient father of the Council as much as he did Darkyn.
Even the younger Guardians referred to him by the ancient title that meant my king.
If Andre the Ancient was still around, he'd be able to help you with the demons.
Instead of pointing to the four directions, its edges were lined with ancient symbols he took to be writing from the time-before-time.
They emerged through a back door into a massive foyer made of white marble and limestone with ancient carvings on the walls and statues positioned throughout.
Greece, ancient Greece, exercised a mysterious fascination over me.
He had climbed the high mountains in Switzerland and visited beautiful churches in Italy and France, and he saw a great many ancient castles.
The man looked like an ancient Greek prince with blond hair and chiseled features.
Beat Fitzgerald in the election and then start your term of office chasing down some ancient murder if you want.
In Petersburg and in the provinces at a distance from Moscow, ladies, and gentlemen in militia uniforms, wept for Russia and its ancient capital and talked of self-sacrifice and so on; but in the army which retired beyond Moscow there was little talk or thought of Moscow, and when they caught sight of its burned ruins no one swore to be avenged on the French, but they thought about their next pay, their next quarters, of Matreshka the vivandiere, and like matters.
She has the power of ancient healers to return to life that which otherwise wouldn't live.
They were some of the most ancient beings in the universe, those whose first war drove immortals out of their world and created the mortal world.
It was a new one, recently made by the Ancient Immortal that Gabriel hired to help, indicating another of his dealers had defected.
"I saw something in an ancient text," Tamer mumbled.
Good. We're bringing all the souls to this one and sending everyone but five guards to the Ancient Tamer.
In ancient times, the consenus was that the world was flat.
In the ancient world, man wanted guidance from the gods on what he should do.
In the ancient world, it was Greek in the European arena.
Our Order imitates the ancient societies that explained their teaching by hieroglyphics.
He smiled to himself as he climbed the steps, wondering what Jake's reaction would be to a search for ancient bones.
Not many people thought differently of the first Ancient Immortal, who had led the Council with six of his sons for many years before being killed.
The keeper of ancient Immortal histories, Tamer was able to read scripts from the time-before-time.
He pushed open the fourth door, walking into a large room stacked from floor to ceiling with ancient tablets, manuscripts, and books.
He sensed the wards he tripped and waited for the Ancient to appear.
The idea that a person can be a political prisoner, jailed for his beliefs about government, politics, or politicians, is ancient but happily fading.
But I must not waste my time wishing idle wishes; and after all my ancient friends are very wise and interesting, and I usually enjoy their society very much indeed.
The ancient historians all employed one and the same method to describe and seize the apparently elusive--the life of a people.
Oracles, healers, many of which haven't been seen since the ancient times.
Her eyes went from the ancient site glowing in the moonlight to her father's form as he walked up the hill.
"I'll be back, Zamon," she told the ancient demon.
Darkyn was lean and wiry, his youthful looks at odds with the ancient intelligence in his black eyes.
A notebook lay on the table next to a few scrolls, an ancient manuscript and another block of stone with carvings too faint for Gabe to read.
Many of the treatments of the ancient world had high degrees of efficacy, all obtained without access to any modern knowledge or equipment.
But what right had I to oust johnswort and the rest, and break up their ancient herb garden?
Darkyn was ancient, according to the tutorial she'd watched, from the time-before-time.
This Ancient Immortal hadn't given up his soul without a struggle.
"With the Ancient Andre dead, they won't be able to find you in time," Darkyn replied.
One day, he'd be able to make love to his mate at will and kill the Ancient that almost killed her.
Images of landmark buildings, of the seven greatest wonders of the ancient world, and city scenes from around the world.
Her eyes shimmered with more than tears—they swirled with silver, the way the eyes of ancient Oracles did.
He debated which he trusted less: the Ancient Immortal that made the compass or the death-dealers that carried them.
The only real difference: the ancient intelligence in the deity's steady gaze, which seemed out of place in such a youthful face.
My favorite cookbook, Apicius, is a 1,500-year-old collection of recipes from ancient Rome.
She closed her eyes to the gentle flow and strange sensations: Jule's warmth, her father's hot-cold rain, the ancient power of the ruins.
Be this as it may, I know that I can feel the heart-throbs of the ancient Greeks in their marble gods and goddesses.
The ancient cannon, which look seaward, wear a very menacing expression; but I doubt if there is any unkindness in their rusty old hearts.
No way of thinking or doing, however ancient, can be trusted without proof.
"Nonsense. Summer storms are as common as a fat man at a pie fair," he said as the ancient Scout lurched forward.
Everybody will feel an interest in dear little Helen; everybody will want to do something for her; and, if she becomes an ancient, gray-haired woman, she is still sure of being thoughtfully cared for.
As she watched, the ancient demon changed forms, turning into his human form, a handsome man in his prime.
"Have they surrendered my ancient capital without a battle?" asked the Emperor quickly, his face suddenly flushing.
The ancient megalith pulsed with power older than that of her father's.
If the Deity issues a command, expresses His will, as ancient history tells us, the expression of that will is independent of time and is not caused by anything, for the Divinity is not controlled by an event.
He looked around to make sure he hadn't missed anything else that might give him a sign as to what Darkyn was doing by killing off an Ancient Immortal.
The ancient kings—his father and brother included—had regularly taken Oracles as their queens.
Certainly some of the medical practices of the ancient world, such as bloodletting and the use of leeches, seem to us at least misguided and at worst, barbaric.