unnumbered years

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  • Where he crouches wrinkled over by unnumbered years Through the leaves the flakes of moonfire fall like phantom tears. Cited from AE in the Irish Theosophist,George William Russell
  • They stood under ceilings dark with the smoke of fires and lamps that had been lit unnumbered years ago for some old pathetic revelry. Cited from Gone to Earth, by Mary Webb
  • Human history, so far as it has been written, is at best a mere fragment; for the few centuries or year-thousands of which there is definite record are as nothing compared to the millions of unnumbered years during which man has perhaps walked the earth. Cited from History United Netherlands, 1598 by Motley
  • For unnumbered years Mrs. Butt had miscooked his meals. Cited from Helen with the High Hand (2nd ed.), by Arnold Bennett
  • When I first saw the room, its walls were blackened with the smoke of unnumbered years, and made still blacker by the grim prints of Puritan ministers that hung around. Cited from The Old Manse, by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Horsepower was the one time-honored resource, in '73 as in '51, and in unnumbered years before. Cited from Lippincott's Magazine, June 1876, Vol. 17, No. 102, by Various
  • Unnumbered years have o'er their ashes flown; Their unrecovered names and deeds are gone; All that remains is this rude pointed stone, To tell of nations mighty as our own. Cited from The Poets and Poetry of Cecil County, Maryland, by Various
  • One did not have to penetrate far into the bottom-lands of that cove to find water which for unnumbered years had rushed down the mountainside in time of rain-storms to lie, a vast underground reservoir, for the coming of man. Cited from Lahoma, by John Breckinridge Ellis
  • They gathered fragments of old mosaic floor in their hands, blue lapis lazuli, yellow bits of giallo antico, red porphyry, trodden by gay feet and sad, unnumbered years ago. Cited from Daphne, An Autumn Pastoral, by Margaret Sherwood
  • Repression had been her practice for unnumbered years, and the only heralds of her feelings were the restless wells of her dark eyes: the physical and mental misery she had endured lay hid under the pale composure of her face. Cited from The Trespasser, by G. Parker, v1
  • I would my days had been in other times, A moment in the long unnumbered years That knew the sway of Horus and of hawk, In peaceful lands that border on the Nile. Cited from Rhymes a la Mode, by Andrew Lang
  • The belief that the human mind was evolved, in the process of unnumbered years, from a fragment of palpitating slime through a thousand gradations, is a modern superstition, and proceeds upon assumption alone. Cited from The Story of My Heart, by Richard Jefferies
  • Certain texts of the Upanishads describe the soul's going upwards, on the path of the gods, to the world of Brahman, where it dwells for unnumbered years, i.e. for ever. Cited from The Vedanta-Sutras with the Commentary by Sankaracarya
  • Who, as he contemplates the perpetually increasing joy and brightening exaltation of a soul restored to the image of God, becoming through unnumbered years more and more assimilated to its glorious Head, would not participate in a work so transporting in its results? Cited from The Faithful Steward, by Sereno D. Clark
  • Ruined columns, crumbling burial mounds, and remains of stone and bronze will always be surrounded with more or less mystery -- a striking illustration that science is able to dispel but little of the darkness which unnumbered years have thrown around the culture of the past. Cited from The Prehistoric World, by E. A. Allen
  • I walk alone the Morning Street, Filled with the silence strange and sweet: All seems as lone, as still, as dead, As if unnumbered years had fled, Letting the noisy Babel be Without a breath, a memory. Cited from The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 3, No. 16, February, 1859, by Various
  • So the lost pocketbook became a treasured mystery of the village and of all the hills and valleys toward Ballybeen -- a topic of old wives and gabbing husbands at the fireside for unnumbered years. Cited from The Light in the Clearing, by Irving Bacheller
  • Heaven weeps above the earth all night till morn, In darkness weeps, as all ashamed to weep, Because the earth hath made her state forlorn With selfwrought evils of unnumbered years, And doth the fruit of her dishonour reap. Cited from The Suppressed Poems of Alfred Lord Tennyson, by Alfred Lord Tennyson