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Usage examples for dateless

  1. The men who built the graceful lines of this now crumbling vessel, " in some remote and dateless day," knew quite as much of the principles of marine architecture as do our modern shipwrights of to- day. ” – Due North or Glimpses of Scandinavia and Russia by Maturin M. Ballou
  2. Ah, dateless when, For youth shall perish among men, And Spring herself be ancient then. ” – The Strange Story Book by Mrs. Andrew Lang
  3. “ To explain the symbol a myth was created, which kept sufficiently near to the original idea as to retain evidence of its close connection with the descent of property; and thus was launched the dateless impersonal, unlocalised story which Mr. Campbell has given as a specimen of vagrant traditions, which " must have been invented after agriculture and fixed habitations, after laws of property and inheritance; but it may be as old as the lake- dwellings of Switzerland, or Egyptian civilisation, or Adam, whose sons tilled the earth." ” – Folklore as an Historical Science by George Laurence Gomme
  4. Mother is gone dateless wi' sorrow, and I am but a young lass, i' years I mean; for I'm old enough wi' weeping. ” – Sylvia's Lovers -- Complete by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
  5. Festivals were annually celebrated at a short distance from the walls, which had descended from a dateless antiquity. ” – Biographical Essays by Thomas de Quincey
  6. In the very centre and chief garden of Europe- where the two forms of parent Christianity have had their fortresses- where the noble Catholics of the Forest Cantons, and the noble Protestants of the Vaudois valleys, have maintained, for dateless ages, their faiths and liberties- there the unchecked Alpine rivers yet run wild in devastation: and the marshes, which a few hundred men could redeem with a year's labor, still blast their helpless inhabitants into fevered idiotism. ” – The Ontario Readers: The High School Reader, 1886 by Ministry of Education
  7. The beginning of the Oriental fable of the Vegetable Lamb is lost in the dateless night of the centuries. ” – The-Romance-of-Industry-and-Invention by Cochrane, Robert
  8. All foreshadowings, all dateless possibilities, were swept out of her fancy; or rather, they were crowded into one burning point of time. ” – Audrey Craven by May Sinclair
  9. We, however, give the following from Cop's Tobacco Plant, descriptive of the part played by tobacco on the stage two centuries ago: The 'Return from Parnassus' was published anonymously, and the copy I have used is dateless – Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce by E. R. Billings
  10. The school of Hermes Trismegistus, Who uttered his oracles sublime Before the Olympiads, in the dew Of the early dusk and dawn of time, The reign of dateless old Hephaestus! ” – The Complete Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  11. He removed them to an ideal sphere " apart from place, withholding time," where they seem all alike equally real, the dateless conceptions of the poet's dream. ” – Brief History of English and American Literature by Henry A. Beers
  12. Nameless and dateless if you please. ” – Early Letters of George Wm. Curtis by G. W. Curtis, ed. George Willis Cooke
  13. Would that exquisite but slender bond that held him to Elizabeth withstand the strain of a dateless separation? ” – Masterman and Son by W. J. Dawson
  14. Even if it is " mere superstition" it has a dateless history. ” – Folklore as an Historical Science by George Laurence Gomme
  15. There is no calendar for this dateless world. ” – Pebbles on the Shore by Alpha of the Plough (Alfred George Gardiner)
  16. And what this sigh, That each one heaves for Earth's last lowlihead And the Heaven high Ineffably lock'd in dateless bridal- bed? ” – The Unknown Eros by Coventry Patmore
  17. How much more striking would be the calendar counted on the rings of one of those awful trees which were standing when Christ was on earth, and where that brief mortal life is chronicled with the stolid apathy of vegetable being, which remembers all human history as a thing of yesterday in its own dateless existence! ” – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)