transported from the past or future by a time warp n.
Now chiefly in extended use, not in SF: characterized by a feeling of being from another time; esp. old-fashioned, outdated.
His feverish eyes seemed to quest whatever time-warped secret lay within. ‘There must be a way to open it,’ he mused.
Martyrs Don't Mind Dying in Astounding Science-Fiction Mar. 101/2
As for the time-warped letters, we'll use them anyhow—but not again.
Letter in Thrilling Wonder Stories Spring 101/2
The Montgomery Streeters in their time-warped 1950s uniforms.]
One Man's San Francisco 227
1984 Fangoria (#32) Jan. 57/2
It sets up a suspenseful cat-and-mouse game, as the time-warped evildoer and his guide-mistress try to elude the relentless arm of 20th century law.
[2003 CondéNast Traveller (Brit. ed.) Jan. 174
Such sightings, and the lack of any contemporary references, lend the landscape a strange, time-warped quality.]
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