ancient, aunchient (adj.) Old form(s): aunchiant
former, earlier, past
1H6 V.iii.27[Pucelle alone] My ancient incantations are too weak
2H6 IV.viii.25[Cade to rebels] I thought ye would never have given out these arms till you had recovered your ancient freedom
Cor IV.ii.7.1[Sicinius to Aedile, of the Plebeians] they / Stand in their ancient strength
H5 III.ii.76[Fluellen to Gower] Captain Jamy is ... of great expedition and knowledge in th'aunchient wars
KL IV.i.43[Gloucester to Old Man] If for my sake / Thou wilt o'ertake us hence a mile or twain / I'the way toward Dover, do it for ancient love
Tim V.ii.6[Messenger to Senators] I met a courier, one mine ancient friend
TNK III.iii.11[Arcite to Palamon] Having our ancient reputation with us
TS induction.2.30[Lord to Sly] Call home thy ancient thoughts from banishment
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