the sands of time

noun phrase

used to refer to the passage of time
dreams that have faded in the sands of time
Many civilizations have been buried by the sands of time.

Examples of the sands of time in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ben Simmons carried a Thom Browne briefcase affixed with a clock and Tyla—dresses as the sands of time—held an hourglass. Hannah Jackson, Vogue, 7 May 2024 Representing the sands of time, the singer’s dress was made of sand, using her body as an hourglass. Lauryn Jiles, Miami Herald, 7 May 2024 Those small men carping about their indisputable successes, by contrast, are losers — and their stories are soon lost in the sands of time. Oliver Bateman, Washington Examiner, 12 Jan. 2024 An hourglass at 'hostage square' in Tel Aviv has run out of the sands of time. NBC News, 23 Nov. 2023 The complete list of ancient wonders, Reuters explains, was lost somewhere in the sands of time, save for a few references. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, 10 June 2023

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“The sands of time.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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