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bubbles

symbolic of transitoriness of life. [Art: Hall, 54]
See: Brevity
References in classic literature ?
There was quite a little bubble at the bows, where some irresponsible Bank current held the dory full stretch on her rope; but they could not see a boat's length in any direction.
Life itself is a bubble and a skepticism, and a sleep within a sleep.
Nevertheless we have proof that they secretly watched the interlopers, and were not above taking an idea from them; for John introduced a new way of hitting the bubble, with the head instead of the hand, and the mermaids adopted it.
It seems to me that the little girls Diana and I used to be play here still, and sit by the Dryad's Bubble in the twilights, trysting with the ghosts.
He may bubble with wit, or expand with good fellowship.
The sparkle and bubble has gone out and it is a tasteless drink.
This amazing and fun activity is the brainchild of three university friends and involves one of the nation's favourite sports, football, combined with the players wearing giant protective bubbles.
So if a repeat of our last two bubbles isn't coming, what could be?
In bubble column, the motion of bubbles can be very complex due to changes of liquid properties and difficult to obtain an accurate model that can be used to calculate the bubble rise dynamics in a system.
Hardly anyone imagined bubbles as a modern problem.
Vohra replied to that, "Bubbles always burst but maybe Dubai will just dig into its bag, pull out more soapy water and make another bubble and another and another and another ad infinitum.
The Wonki Wands bubble kit includes two patent-pending Wonki Wands and a bottle of Wonki Bubble Potion, a special, proprietary solution that allows bubble lovers to create enormous, long-lasting bubbles.