sands of time


Also found in: Wikipedia.

the sands of time

The steady, unstoppable advancement of time. Some people despair to see themselves aging in the mirror as the sands of time slip by, but I relish growing older and seeing myself change along with the rest of the world. For all that we've learned about these ancient structures, their true purpose has been lost in the sands of time.
See also: of, sand, time

sands of time

Fig. the accumulated tiny amounts of time; time represented by the sand in an hourglass. The sands of time will make you grow old like everyone else. My only enemy is the sands of time.
See also: of, sand, time
References in classic literature ?
"Dreaming to leave footprints on the sands of time?" He laughed one of his horrible mocking laughs.
Yet now as Fate Approaches, and the Hours are breathing low, The sands of Time are changed to golden grains, And dazzle me, Baldazzar.
In a heart touching oration, the Director-General NYSC, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim said the nation has lost a great heroine, who left golden indelible footprints in the sands of time.
| Sands of Time, by Lindsay Sutton, available in hardback from publisher Great Northern Books, for PS11.99.
on her | Sands of Time by Lindsay Sutton is available in hardback from publisher Great Northern Books for PS11.99.
| Sands of Time by Lindsay Sutton available in hardback from publisher Great Northern Books for PS11.99.
My fear is it will become just another tragedy which gets forgotten in the sands of time.
After a few hours of trying to log on then you really will feel that the sands of time have run out.
Janette W Horn My shining jewel and one true love A precious gift from one above And even crazy though it seems You fill my warmest, sweetest dreams You bring me joy, you fill me up As we take and sip from love's sweet cup And in a magic moment to adore Our souls reopen love's sweet door I hold you close against my skin Entangled in your web within For I have loved you from the start And in the years we were apart And when this world turns you to dust I will reach with open hands To the lifting winds that carry you And touch you as you go In the sands of time that ever, ever blow And here within my heart to rest A never-ending love Until we meet again My precious gift from God above
TELLY star Denise Van Outen strolls along the beach in Dubai and seems to have turned back the sands of time.
But just when it seemed the sands of time were running out, after talks between Fred, the council and triathlon organisers, five of the sculptures are being allowed to stay.
YOU cannot save it Or lock it away Keep some of it back For that rainy day You cannot hold on to it It slips through your fingers The sands of time Yesterday is history Today will follow soon Tomorrow the future The start of a new day Will you be here to see it?
Travel through time and space on an adventure with Jessie and Ethan into the 1950's as they meet an exciting and brave new friend and learn the mystery behind the gold pocket watch in book one of The Magic Chest Book Series: Sands of Time.
Property manager Huw dreamed up the sands of time proposal at Rhossili Bay - the beach at Gower which is rated as the best in Britain.
Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time Sun BBC2 4.50pm