The Love Boat

05 Oct

antediluvian –  adj.  belonging to the time before the biblical Flood, antiquated

Classical Usage:  We’re still at Princess Betsy’s after-opera party where the ambassador’s wife is in control of half of the conversation.  She throws in some interesting observations, like her reaction to the thought that two people might be marrying for love, “A love match?  What antediluvian ideas you have!  Who talks of love nowadays?”

Classically Mad Usage:  I’ll tell you what I took away from this portion of the text – Mr. and Mrs. Noah were in love.  That makes my day.

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Posted by on October 5, 2012 in Anna Karenina


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One response to “The Love Boat

  1. Adriana @ Classical Quest

    October 5, 2012 at 8:35 am



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