It was the last relic of the old system.


He seemed to view her as a quaint relic of the past.

historic, historical
precious, priceless
holy, religious, sacred
discover, unearth

The relics were discovered in a lead box in the ruins of an abbey.


This silver belt buckle is the only relic of the battle that survives.

relic from

Most of these guns are relics from the Boer War.

a relic of an age, a relic of a time

relics of a bygone age

a relic of the time when people hunted their own food

a relic of the past

They believe that hunting is a relic of the past and are calling for it to be banned.

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