elixir of life

NOUN
  1. a hypothetical substance believed to maintain life indefinitely; once sought by alchemists
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How To Use elixir of life In A Sentence

  • It was always a myth, like the holy grail, or the elixir of life, that I was searching for.
  • As the story goes, Chang'e was a Chinese goddess who lived in the realm of the moon, and acted as a guardian for the Jade Rabbit who manufactured the elixir of life.
  • Han dynasty asserted that a hare inhabited the surface of the moon, and later Taoist fable depicted this animal, called the gemmeous hare, as the servitor of the genii, who employ it in pounding the drugs which compose the elixir of life. Moon Lore
  • Under such conditions man is a degraded animal, and the noble savage as great a myth as the elixir of life.
  • They had lost their pursuers for the moment, yet Luke had no doubt in his mind that as long as Jaid had the elixir of life in her possession that the deadly game of hide and seek would continue.
  • The transmutation was variously an end in itself, a means by which to make an elixir of life, and a route to the creation of a panacea, or universal medicine.
  • The elixir of life is not far away, but why would you take it? Times, Sunday Times
  • Shi Jano's makers say the product is aimed at men as well as women, and while it may not be the elixir of life, it promises to make people look younger.
  • Merchant:10 gold for Elixir of life.
  • Van Helmont, who could not succeed in discovering the true elixir of life, however hit on the spirit of hartshorn, which for a good while he considered was the wonderful elixir itself, restoring to life persons who seemed to have lost it.
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