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Sample sentences for the GRE study word obsolete

obsolete can be used as a adj

1.But this custom has now become obsolete turn we then to the one proper mast-head, that of a whale-ship at sea. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
2.Plight pulled the word is an obsolete past tense from "pluck.. - from The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
3.But I omit them as altogether obsolete and can hardly help suspecting them for mere sounds, full of Leviathanism, but signifying nothing. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
4.These utterly obsolete personages were served by domestics of the same stamp. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
5.Yes, rendering obsolete popguns, elastic airbladders, games of hazard, catapults. - from Ulysses by James Joyce
6.To increase the rustic effect Spenser uses strange forms of speech and obsolete words, to such an extent that Jonson complained his works are not English or any other language. - from English Literature by William J. Long
7.The difficulties of reading Chaucer are more apparent than real, being due largely to obsolete spelling, and there is small necessity for using any modern versions of the poet's work, which seem to miss the quiet charm and dry humor of the original. - from English Literature by William J. Long

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