Anachronism in a Sentence  🔊

Definition of Anachronism

something that doesn't fit its time period, like if you say you'll "dial" your smartphone

Examples of Anachronism in a sentence

In today’s computer world, a floppy disk is an anachronism.  🔊

These days the habit of introducing yourself to a new neighbor with a welcome gift has become an anachronism.  🔊

Soon physical books will be completely replaced by e-books and will represent nothing more than an anachronism.  🔊

Since there were not laptop computers during the Civil War, the presence of a portable computer in the history film is a definite anachronism.  🔊

When I saw the ancient typewriter in the technology store, I knew I was looking at an anachronism.  🔊

It is always fun to go to my grandmother’s house and watch her anachronism, her large black and white television.  🔊

While some individuals still travel by train, most people view this mode of transportation as an anachronism.  🔊

An author’s use of an airplane in a story set in the 1700’s is an example of a literary anachronism because airplanes did not exist during this century.  🔊

Since the old mafia boss still took pride in family loyalty, he was considered an anachronism by the younger members of the mob who believed money was everything.  🔊

Because microwave ovens were not around in 1680, I had to circle this anachronism in your American colonies essay.  🔊

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