Methuselah

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Methuselah a man who is very old
    • n Methuselah (Old Testament) a patriarch (grandfather of Noah) who is said to have lived 969 years
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Methuselah me-thū′ze-la a patriarch said to have lived 969 years (Gen. v. 27): any very aged person.
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Quotations

  • Mark Twain
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    “Methuselah lived to be 969 years old . You boys and girls will see more in the next fifty years than Methuselah saw in his whole lifetime.”

Usage

In literature:

The vice-president of the Methuselah, the one who attends to all their real estate, is Mr. Carkendale.
"Tales of Fantasy and Fact" by Brander Matthews
I'll bet he was old when Methuselah was born.
"Chicken Little Jane" by Lily Munsell Ritchie
Mr. Grinnell, the one before Dick came, must have been as old as Methuselah.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1905 to 1906" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
I feel a Methuselah, I give you my word I do.
"The Merryweathers" by Laura E. Richards
You've made us feel both as young as yourself and as old as Methuselah.
"Black Oxen" by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
Patricia says I shan't even if I live to be as old as Methuselah; so I must stick to it to prove her wrong.
"Christopher Hibbault, Roadmaker" by Marguerite Bryant
I am not a Methuselah, I hope.
"Phoebe, Junior" by Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant
What poet has ever said things like that of an old man, even of Methuselah?
"Imaginary Interviews" by W. D. Howells
She's as old as Methuselah!
"An Encore" by Margaret Deland
You talk like Methuselah.
"The Spoilers of the Valley" by Robert Watson
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In poetry:

Above the head of great Methuselah
There lay two demons in the opened roof
Invisible, and gathered up his words;
For when the Elder prophesied, it came
About, that hidden things were shown to them,
And burdens that he spake against his time.
"A Story Of Doom: Book III." by Jean Ingelow

In news:

Warner Bros has tapped its "I Am Legend 2" scribe Arash Amel to pen a page-one rewrite of "Methuselah.
George Bernard Shaw(probably from the preface to Back to Methuselah or another of his late, long, never-performed plays).
Elliott Carter, Methuselah of American Composers, Dies.
Amel rewriting ' Methuselah ' for WB.
Warner Bros has tapped its "I Am Legend 2" scribe Arash Amel to pen a page-one rewrite of " Methuselah .
Riddle Of The Methuselah Mice.
Welcome to the companion Web site to " Methuselah Tree," originally broadcast on December 11, 2001.
As students watch, have them take notes on the environment the Methuselah tree lives in.
A tree known as Methuselah, famed as the oldest in the world, has just produced evidence that life begins at 5,000, give or take a few years.
The statue is a replica of Methuselah (muh-THOO'-zuh-luh), a giant tortoise that died at Reptile Gardens in Rapid City last year at the age of 130.
Explore the Methuselah Grove Patriarch Tree Click and drag on the image below, and see also the accompanying text.
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In science:

Gosper’s glider gun, puffer train, and Methuselahs are all obtained through brute-force computer experimentations.
Emergence from Symmetry: A New Type of Cellular Automata
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