the sands of time

Definition of the sands of time

  1. —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.

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sandplay sands
  1. :  a loose granular material that results from the disintegration of rocks, consists of particles smaller than gravel but coarser than silt, and is used in mortar, glass, abrasives, and foundry molds

    :  soil containing 85 percent or more of sand and a maximum of 10 percent of clay

    :  sandy soil

  1. :  to sprinkle or dust with or as if with sand

    :  to cover or fill with sand

    :  to smooth or dress by grinding or rubbing with an abrasive (as sandpaper)

  1. :  the measured or measurable period during which an action, process, or condition exists or continues :  duration

    :  a nonspatial continuum that is measured in terms of events which succeed one another from past through present to future

    :  leisure

  1. :  to arrange or set the time of :  schedule

    :  to regulate (a watch) to keep correct time

    :  to set the tempo, speed, or duration of

  1. :  of or relating to time

    :  recording time

    :  timed to ignite or explode at a specific moment

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