See also: old-world

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the Old World

  1. The Eastern Hemisphere, especially Europe, Africa and Asia.
  2. The known world before the discovery of the Americas.
    • 1859, Ferna Vale, Natalie; or, A Gem Among the Sea-Weeds:
      Over the mind of the tourist, visiting the Old World for the first time,—countries where have transpired thrilling events recorded in history, what an immensity of thought and feeling sweeps!
    • 2021-2022 Winter, James R. Poplar III, “America: The Great Experiment in Human Governance”, in SAR Magazine, volume 116, number 3, Louisville, KY: Sons of the American Revolution, →ISSN, →OCLC, page 19, column 1:
      When our Founding Fathers broke with the old world, America indeed was an experiment, and history has shown that such experiments were tried on few occasions but previously failed.

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