dateless

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj dateless unaffected by time "few characters are so dateless as Hamlet","Helen's timeless beauty"
    • adj dateless not bearing a date "a dateless letter"
    • adj dateless of such great duration as to preclude the possibility of being assigned a date "dateless customs"
    • adj dateless having no known beginning and presumably no end "the dateless rise and fall of the tides","time is endless","sempiternal truth"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • dateless not having a social companion for an occasion; as, to be dateless for the prom.
    • dateless Without date; having no fixed time.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • dateless Having no date; bearing nothing to indicate its date.
    • dateless Not distinguishable or divisible by dates; without incident; eventless.
    • dateless So old or far distant in time as to be undatable; of indefinitely long duration.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Dateless without date: without fixed limit: undatable
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Quotations

  • William Shakespeare
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    “For precious friends hid in death's dateless night.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. date—L. datum, as in datum Romæ = given or written at Rome.

Usage

In literature:

A fine thing incomparably said instantly becomes familiar, and has henceforth a sort of dateless excellence.
"Ponkapog Papers" by Thomas Bailey Aldrich
All in a very jumbled, dateless, vague and incorrect condition.
"History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XVI. (of XXI.) Frederick The Great--The Ten Years of Peace.--1746-1756." by Thomas Carlyle
Mother is gone dateless wi' sorrow, and I am but a young lass, i' years I mean; for I'm old enough wi' weeping.
"Sylvia's Lovers, Vol. II" by Elizabeth Gaskell
Mother is gone dateless wi' sorrow, and I am but a young lass, i' years I mean; for I'm old enough wi' weeping.
"Sylvia's Lovers -- Complete" by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
The domesticity of cattle is dateless.
"Wells Brothers" by Andy Adams
In the dateless realm of revelation, antiquity joins hands with futurity.
"The Theory of the Theatre" by Clayton Hamilton
Even if it is "mere superstition" it has a dateless history.
"Folklore as an Historical Science" by George Laurence Gomme
No time to be Would euer end my datelesse miserie.
"Seven Minor Epics of the English Renaissance (1596-1624)" by Dunstan Gale
In an anonymous and dateless MS. cited in 'The Life of John Earl of Gowrie,' by the Rev.
"James VI and the Gowrie Mystery" by Andrew Lang
I wrote to you lately, which I suppose you had not received when you sent your dateless letter.
"Some Specimens of the Poetry of the Ancient Welsh Bards" by Evan Evans
Would that exquisite but slender bond that held him to Elizabeth withstand the strain of a dateless separation?
"Masterman and Son" by W. J. Dawson
Miss Austen's novels are dateless things.
"Res Judicatæ" by Augustine Birrell
The beginning of the Oriental fable of the Vegetable Lamb is lost in the dateless night of the centuries.
"The Romance of Industry and Invention"
And all the suffering of the dateless world, Its rarest, gladdest petals hold enfurled.
"Divine Adventures" by John Niendorff
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In poetry:

Amber as a tale, more amber than landlord
Everlasting as an auto-da-fe, more everlasting than raft
Travelled as an air, more travelled than breeze
Dateless as a wing, more dateless than cup
"a Shaft Of Bees" by Victor Marie Hugo
Thereat I smiled, thinking on lovely things
That dateless and immortal beauty wear,
Whereof the song immortal tireless sings,
And Time but touches to make lovelier;
On Beauty sempiternal as the Spring's—
So old are all things fair.
"Time, Beauty's Friend" by Richard Le Gallienne
The voices of the hills did his obey;
The torrents flashed and tumbled in his song;
He brought our native fields from far away,
Or set us 'mid the innumerable throng
Of dateless woods, or where we heard the calm
Old homestead's evening psalm.
"On Board The '76" by James Russell Lowell

In news:

Design holds clues for dateless quarter.
So what if you're dateless every Friday night.
She then pulled out and there have been reports Bieber would be seated next to the dateless Taylor Swift.
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