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centuried

[sen-chuh-reed] /ˈsɛn tʃə rid/
adjective
1.
existing for an indefinite number of centuries.
2.
very old; ancient.
Origin of centuried
1810-1820
First recorded in 1810-20; century + -ed3
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  • Its front gate, I noted, was a centuried relic from a distant shrine.

    Autobiography of a YOGI Paramhansa Yogananda
  • Even the rings upon those comely hands that clasp their prayer-books in the centuried trance of their devotions remain intact.

    From Gretna Green to Land's End Katharine Lee Bates
  • The human mind, bared to a centuried slime, is teeming with repulsive life of countless world-delusions.

    Autobiography of a YOGI Paramhansa Yogananda

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