The story which tells how the two went out one morning to dance round a tree of liberty in a meadow is an anachronism, though in keeping with their opinions.
But if the Order had now become a superfluous anachronism, it had still to be disposed of, and this was no easy task.
In his fondness for mythological subjects (Hercules, Theseus) and his introduction on the stage (by a bold anachronism) of the poets Archilochus and Hipponax as rivals of Sappho, he approximates to the spirit of the latter.
It would be an anachronism to think of Francis as a philanthropist or a "social worker" or a revivalist preacher, though he fulfilled the best functions of all these.
54 is usually treated as an anachronism, because of its occupation by the Jebusites, and Kirjathjearim (vii.
So the notion of formal or constitutional authority attaching to the apostolate, in its various senses, is an anachronism for the apostolic age.
The cause Of this anachronism has been the failure of intuitive realism and the domination of idealism, which makes short-sighted men suppose that at all events they must begin with the psychology and the psychological idealism of the day, in the false hope that on the sands of psychological idealism they may build a house of metaphysical realism.
It needed but a jolt to bring down the crazy anachronism, and the jolt came when, in 1558-60, floods of Muscovites poured over the land, threatening the whole province with destruction.
In the second of the above books his idea of religion is somewhat of an anachronism; as he himself confessed, he " used the word in the sense which it invariably bore half a century ago," as denoting " belief in an ever-living God, a divine mind and will ruling the universe and holding moral relations with mankind."
This anachronism arises from the fusion of the epic Guillaume with the champion of Louis IV., and from the fact that he was the military and civil chief of Louis the Pious, who was titular king of Aquitaine under his father from the time when he was three years old.
Yet we cannot help feeling that it is a grotesque and unseemly anachronism to apply in grave prose, addressed to the whole world, those terms of saint and angel which are touching and in their place amid the trouble and passion of the great mystic poet.
The Lodge remained an anachronism, and was allowed to decline.
anachronism from a past era, somehow transported to 2004 and mysteriously alive.
anachronism from a bygone age.
anachronism in a globalized society, and rights, not religion, should determine social conduct.
The reading Ti puar is an anachronism, and when Pliny (N.H.
Abimelech is called "king of the Philistines," but the title is clearly an anachronism.
The best Italian Latin is but an echo and an imitation; like the painted glass which we put in our churches, it is an anachronism.
This conclusion is untenable, and the suggestion that the author was Pedro de Lobeira (who flourished in the 15th century) involves a glaring anachronism.
The attack on Sir Robert Filmer in Locke's First Treatise on Government was an anachronism.
Now we have here a patent anachronism which destroys the possibility that this book was really written by the Apostle Barnabas.
Peter Watkins uses TV broadcasting, a deliberate anachronism, to stage his tale of the Paris Commune.
Its lack of any dramatic reconstructions, meanwhile, renders it a complete anachronism.
Maybe it's poetic justice, maybe creative anachronism, or maybe a circle of interpretation.
Nearly two terms of fighting the Cold War led him to conclude, as he put it, War in our time has become an anachronism.
In fact, one of the greatest repositories of online dance instruction is at the Society for Creative Anachronism's Medieval Dance page, which has directions and entire books full of dance steps for one to many dancers.
It also introduced the deliberate anachronism, such as the oscillating fans and manual keyboards in the newsroom of Network 23.
For many decades, the Society for Creative Anachronism has held re-enactments of medieval tournaments, usually wearing armor created by the fighters themselves.
ZALEUCUS, of Locri Epizephyrii in Magna Graecia, Greek lawgiver, is supposed to have flourished about 660 B.C. The statement that he was a pupil of Pythagoras is an anachronism.
In many ways the Order had become an anachronism.
anachronism in the 21st century.
anachronism in an age so secular as ours.
In this digital age an aerial may be something of an anachronism but it still provides a strong visual mnemonic for TV.
In truth Sabatier's St Francis is an anachronism - a man at heart, a modern pietistic French Protestant of the most liberal type, with a veneer of 13th century Catholicism.
But the national existence and name of the Turks (q.v.) seem to date from the 5th century A.D., so that it is an anachronism to speak of the Yue-Chi as a division of them.
Henceforth ordinary dogmatic dualism was excluded from philosophy; any attempt to revive it, whether with Dr Johnson by an appeal to common prejudice, or in the more reflective Johnsonianism of the 18th-century Scottish philosophers, must be an anachronism.
A Glasgow professor, the Rev. Mr Simson, was attacked for Arminianism and Socinianism as early as 1717; and the battle raged between the more severe Presbyterians - who still hankered after the Covenant, approved of an old work The Marrow of Modern Divinity (1646), and were especially convinced that preachers must be elected by the people - and the Moderates, who saw that the Covenant was an anachronism, thought conduct more important than Calvinistic convictions, and supported in the General Assembly the candidates selected by patrons, as against those chosen by the popular voice.
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