imperishability

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n imperishability the property of being resistant to decay "he advertised the imperishability of the product"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Imperishability The quality of being imperishable: indstructibility. "The imperishability of the universe."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n imperishability The character or quality of being imperishable.
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Usage

In literature:

Their pulsing lips met in the wonder and the ecstasy of the first kiss of youth, of profound and perfect and imperishable love.
"Black Oxen" by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
He must have strode proudly along his cell as he put his praise and his scorn into imperishable similes.
"Mystic London:" by Charles Maurice Davies
If ever an Indian merited a statue or an imperishable memorial in a great city, it is Shaubena.
"In The Boyhood of Lincoln" by Hezekiah Butterworth
He shelters imperishable passion in the perishable flesh.
"The Proud Prince" by Justin Huntly McCarthy
Their foremost leader, who gained imperishable renown, was Lachlan Macintosh, son of John Mor.
"An Historical Account of the Settlements of Scotch Highlanders in America" by J. P. MacLean
He was soothed by Gertrude's imperishable tact.
"The Creators" by May Sinclair
The soul of man is of the imperishable substance of the stars!
"The Unicorn from the Stars and Other Plays" by William B. Yeats
And you will observe that the only engravings which bear imperishable value are, indeed, in this kind.
"Ariadne Florentina" by John Ruskin
Memorial addresses are apt to abound in such expressions as "immortal," "imperishable," and in flowery tributes.
"Jewish Literature and Other Essays" by Gustav Karpeles
King Alfred has left many imperishable monuments of his reign.
"The History of London" by Walter Besant
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In poetry:

"But poesy, painting and sculpture
"Survive with imperishing charms—
"Then glory to glory!—a triumph
"Of art to the triumph of arms.
"The Painter Of Florence" by Ernest Jones
And thine to know that in the time
Of freedom's triumphing, sublime,
Thy wrongs will ever prove
The seal of Truth upon thy claim
To that imperishable fame
Which high-soul'd patriots love!
"To Samuel Bamford," by Samuel Bamford
Who would not follow her whose glory sits,
Imperishably lovely on the air?
Who, from the arms of Earth's desire, flits
With eyes defiant and rebellions hair?--
Hers is the beauty that no man shall share.
"The Unattainable" by Madison Julius Cawein
The mind of the people is like mud:
Where are the imperishable things,
The ghosts that flicker in the brain —
Silent women, orchids, and prophesying Kings,
Dreams, trees, and water's bright babblings!
"Talking With Soldiers" by Walter James Turner
No time casts down, no time upraises,
Such loves, such memories, and such praises,
As need no grace of sun or shower,
No saving screen from frost or thunder
To tend and house around and under
The imperishable and fearless flower.
"Age And Song (to Barry Cornwall)" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
And offers incense in her heart, as on
An altar sacred unto God. The dawn
Of an imperishable love passed through
The lattice of my senses, and I, too,
Did offer incense in that solemn place–
A woman's heart made pure and sanctified by grace.
"Sonnet" by Charles Sangster

In news:

The Royal Newfoundland Regiment won imperishable renown in the Great War of 1914-18.
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