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The loose, flowing robe of her daily wear is of classic grace and dignity.

We get "inside of" any classic work of literature only by this spirit of surrender.

But it served her purpose as no classic mould would have done.

Instead, I'd suggest that you give us a classic, say, every six months.

After this, let us hear no more of the sculptures of classic Greece.

He had the classic style, accurate, evenly balanced, and supple.

There was a touch of classic grace, too, in the girl's figure and her dress.

But Straws was not called upon to emulate this classic example.

But this was while conning, in cold weather, the classic tale of Troilus and Cressid.

Was it Caspar Dennett and his classic profile that had angered him into the confession?

WORD ORIGIN

1610s, "of the highest class; approved as a model," from French classique (17c.), from Latin classicus "relating to the (highest) classes of the Roman people," hence, "superior," from classis (see class). Originally in English, "of the first class;" meaning "belonging to standard authors of Greek and Roman antiquity" is attested from 1620s.

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