From Frenchclassique, from Latinclassicus (“relating to the classes of Roman citizenry, especially the highest”), from classis
Classic Sentence Examples
I guess I wanted to ask you the classic question.
Isn't that a classic definition of good politician?
A car is a classic.
Anatole was sitting upright in the classic pose of military dandies, the lower part of his face hidden by his beaver collar and his head slightly bent.
It has passed through a far greater number of editions than any other work on natural history in the whole world, and has become emphatically an English classic - the graceful simplicity of its style, the elevating tone of its spirit, and the sympathetic chords it strikes recommending it to every lover of Nature, while the severely scientific reader can scarcely find an error in any statement it contains, whether of matter of fact or opinion.