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Examples of timeless in a Sentence
The dresses that she designs are elegant and timeless.
the timeless beauty of the sea
Recent Examples of timeless from the Web
Its timeless popularity remains evident in the current staging.
There's a timeless psychological power to du Maurier's story, which was first brought to the screen soon after its publication, in a 1952 adaptation starring Olivia de Havilland and Richard Burton.
Chappel was racing against time and the changes wrought by people; Balke painted images of relatively timeless nature in all its grandeur and indifference.
Instead, her viral flask drinking moments fittingly stole the show -- serving as a symbolic victory party for an album that fulfilled its wish of being timeless.
The who's who of literary contributors to this timeless anthology of nonfiction essays includes Junot Díaz, Dagoberto Gilb, Francisco Goldman and Marjorie Agosín.
The appeal of hot bands for crowds cooled by lake breezes has proved timeless.
These appear to be a thin square-frame shape—a timeless choice for any style maven to make.
But while timeless in meaning, the pieces are short-lived.
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Did You Know?
Time is money. "Time is the great physician." "Time is a dressmaker specializing in alterations." Everyone seems to know what time is, but what does it mean to be "timeless"—that is, "without time"? Until around the turn of the 20th century, timeless was sometimes used to mean "untimely" or "premature," as in "he met his timeless end." That usage, which dates back to the late 16th century, is now considered archaic, but an equally venerable sense, "eternal" or "having no beginning or end," has proven more enduring. The two remaining senses are somewhat newer. The "not restricted to a particular time or date" meaning dates to the mid-18th century, while the most modern meaning—"ageless"—didn't exist until just before the turn of the 20th century. (By the way, the quotations we started with came from Benjamin Franklin, British statesman Benjamin Disraeli, and American writer Faith Baldwin, respectively.)
First Known Use of timeless
TIMELESS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of timeless for English Language Learners
: staying beautiful or fashionable as time passes
: lasting forever
TIMELESS Defined for Kids
Definition of timeless for Students
: not restricted to a certain historical period a timeless story
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