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Historical ContextPlay
The term 'relic' often refers to objects valued for historical connection, not modern usefulness. SlideTourists visit the castle to see the relics of the medieval era.
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Metaphorical UsePlay
'Relic' can be used metaphorically to describe outdated concepts or practices. SlideDial-up internet is a relic in the age of high-speed connections.
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Emotional OvertonesPlay
A 'relic' can evoke nostalgia or a sense of loss for a bygone era. SlideHer grandmother's necklace was a cherished relic of her family history.