fountain of youth

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fountain of youth

Anything reputed or promising to restore one's youth, vitality, or health, or at least the appearance thereof. At the age of 60, your grandmother looks fantastic! She must have discovered the fountain of youth. The way they advertise these skincare products makes you think each one is the fountain of youth or something.
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References in classic literature ?
Life is a well of delight; but where the rabble also drink, there all fountains are poisoned.
Are poisoned fountains necessary, and stinking fires, and filthy dreams, and maggots in the bread of life?
A summer on the loftiest height, with cold fountains and blissful stillness: oh, come, my friends, that the stillness may become more blissful!
Whoever drinks at the Forbidden Fountain at once forgets everything he has ever known," Ozma asserted.
So Glinda, the Good Sorceress, placed this fountain here, and the King drank of its water and forgot all his wickedness.
I'm going to stay here and tell my plan to Ozma alone, but if you will all be at the Forbidden Fountain at daybreak, you'll see how easily we will save the kingdom when our enemies break through the crust of earth and come from the tunnel.
On seeing him, the miserable creature fell upon his shoulder, sobbing and crying, and pointing to the fountain, where some women were stooping over the motionless bundle, and moving gently about it.
The water of the fountain ran, the swift river ran, the day ran into evening, so much life in the city ran into death according to rule, time and tide waited for no man, the rats were sleeping close together in their dark holes again, the Fancy Ball was lighted up at supper, all things ran their course.
And dost thou know of a certain spot called Fountain Abbey?
Then perchance thou knowest also of a certain one who goeth by the name of the Curtal Friar of Fountain Abbey.
Why, truly," said the Friar demurely, "some do call me the Curtal Friar of Fountain Dale; others again call me in jest the Abbot of Fountain Abbey; others still again call me simple Friar Tuck.
Now listen, for next I will tell how Robin Hood compassed the happiness of two young lovers, aided by the merry Friar Tuck of Fountain Dale.
Up mounted David, and bowled away merrily towards Boston, without so much as a parting glance at that fountain of dreamlike vicissitude.
That is all very well,' said the King, 'but I cannot give away my daughter until there stands in front of my palace a garden in which there are three fountains, of which the first must play gold, the second diamonds, and the third brilliants.
Bahria Dancing Fountain mesmerized the senses of the residents of Bahria Town and the people of Karachi on Sunday, with the most dazzling display of water and laser light choreography.