- remaining parts or fragments.
- the remains of a deceased person.
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Origin of relic
OTHER WORDS FROM relicrel·ic·like, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for relic
He would become a keeper of junkyards—overgrown lost worlds of relic chariots.
Today Friedman’s doctrine, like many relics of the 1970s, is viewed as a bit of a cartoon.The ghost of Milton Friedman will haunt the markets until companies fix CEO pay|Judith Samuelson|September 16, 2020|Quartz
Most notably, Switzerland completely overhauled its epidemic law, a relic from 1886.How a Swiss Ski Resort Was Ravaged by Typhoid and Survived|Daniel Malloy|September 9, 2020|Ozy
It’s one of the most amusing ongoing appendage-measuring contests in media, a relic of the TV era and an example of how the fiercest battles are often fought over the most inconsequential things.It’s 2020, and CNN and Fox News are still battling over Comscore numbers|Steven Perlberg|July 31, 2020|Digiday
One thing that’s keeping them alive is relic organic matter deposited from the ocean in an earlier geologic era.He Found ‘Islands of Fertility’ Beneath Antarctica’s Ice|Steve Nadis|July 20, 2020|Quanta Magazine
Blues music is often treated like a museum piece, a relic from a bygone day, but this band will make you want to get up and dance.
Enjoy Messi while you can—he might play on for a few years yet but everything he represents is already a relic.
Marrero himself was hardly a “cup of coffee” relic or a minor character belatedly retrieved from the dustbin of baseball history.Havana Bids Adios to Conrado Marrero, MLB’s Oldest Player|Peter C. Bjarkman|April 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Even the Aughties Beck—The Information, parts of Guero, parts of Modern Guilt—seems like a relic at this point.Beck’s Musical Time Machine: This Wasn’t a Concert. It was a Spectacular Party.|Andrew Romano|April 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The church was closed due to bad weather when the relic, along with a golden cross, was taken.Who Stole John Paul’s Blood And Christ’s Foreskin?|Barbie Latza Nadeau|January 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They took with them a relic, supposed to be the body of St. Clement of Rome, a martyr.Curiosities of Christian History|Croake James
Firstly, he picked up the charred fragment of the letter, and smoothed it out carefully and reverently as he would a relic.El Dorado|Baroness Orczy
I found it in this cell, after the death of the martyr, and have preserved it as a relic.The Black Tulip|Alexandre Dumas (Pere)
"You may keep the carrion," said the French general flippantly, as he handed the relic to the Grand Master, minus the ring.The Story of Malta|Maturin M. Ballou
He thinks no end of it; it's a Revolutionary relic or Waterloo or something.