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ancient +‎ -ness

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ancientness (usually uncountable, plural ancientnesses)

  1. The state or quality of being ancient.
    • 1894, Frank Richard Stockton, Pomona's Travels, page 257:
      Here we are in this wonderful town, where, if you can't see everything you want to see, you can generally see a sample of it, even if your fad happens to be the ancientnesses of Egypt.

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