old (part of speech: adjective)
- Of one point there can be little doubt- that bores existed in ancient as well as in modern times, though the deluge has unluckily swept away all traces of the antediluvian bore- a creature which analogy leads us to believe must have been of formidable power. - "Tales & Novels, Vol. IX [Contents: Harrington; Thoughts on Bores; Ormond]", Maria Edgeworth.
- The incident I propose to relate occurred in antediluvian times, when there were giants in the earth who lived a thousand years. - "Daybreak: A Romance of an Old World", James Cowan.
- In many parts of our coasts we find very striking and enormously large boulder- stones lying on the beach, perfectly isolated, and their edges rounded away like pebbles, as if they had been rolled on some antediluvian beach strewn with Titanic stones. - "The Ocean and its Wonders", R.M. Ballantyne.