Agelessness


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Agelessness

See also Immortality.
Aggressiveness (See CONQUEST.)
Endymion
man kept immortally youthful through eternal sleep. [Gk. Myth.: Howe, 91; Br. Lit.: “Endymion” in Harvey, 271]
Gray, Dorian
artist Basil Hallward’s “ideal of youth” remains young as his portrait ages. [Br. Lit.: The Picture of Dorian Gray, Magill I, 746–748]
Grecian urn
lovers depicted on it will be forever young. [Br. Poetry: Keats “Ode on a Grecian Urn”]
Little Orphan Annie
teenage heroine who has not aged since strip started (1938). [Comics: “Little Orphan Annie” in Horn, 459]
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(3.) I suspect she's made one of those ill-conceived deals with a clever but evil genie whereby she was granted her wish to live forever in a state of perfect agelessness, without realizing that would also mean watching everyone, she cared about wrinkle and die.
Amidst all this agelessness, one must ask whether scientists, aging professionals, and policy makers do themselves and old people a great disservice in the process.
While one might expect that the dawn would shine endlessly in her face, given the seeming agelessness of the child in other sonnets, it cannot in this sonnet.
this discussion by showing the agelessness of the falling-object hazard
The agelessness and timelessness and vitality of storytelling continue to pique children and young people's interest in stories; and the storytellers and writers continue to see the stories as a composite means of entertainment and instruction.
The sturdy structure stands as a metaphor for the folks at Grafton, possessing as they do a sense of strength, durability and agelessness. Stone House Cheddar has a super strong flavor that lasts and lasts with a dry, crumbly texture.
(17) In its unrivalled position as a witness to history, it then becomes clear why at the close of the 20th century, when western imperialist strategies had taken their toll on the city both physically and otherwise, the agelessness of the lagoon as a natural phenomenon to which the fate of the city is tied, becomes a compelling choice of weaving yet another narrative around the city.
In general, the costuming, like the scenery, suggested agelessness. Mercutio's costume was striking in comparison to the remainder of the cast.
One did not understand the archaic language, the completely strange chanting; one knew nothing of the symbolism, and the briefly outlined plot was so steeped in the mysteries of antiquity, of a remote and venerable culture, of esoteric Buddhism, that one had to rely on little but the evidence of one's senses to perceive the great beauty and refinement and agelessness of a wholly nonpopular tradition and convention, which, in present-day jargon, would perhaps be sneered at as "elitist"--whatever that may mean.
In the momentary ellipsis, Wordsworth implants the suggestion that there is something rudimentary, fundamental, primordial, or perhaps even essential about the formation of the self that can be symbolized only by the geological agelessness of a rock.
Like her ancient Amazon sisters, Diana Prince ultimately remains a conundrum, a contradiction, an antithetical embodiment of wish-fulfillment and warning, pugnacity and pacifism, agelessness and antiquity.