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Father Time

the personification of time as an old man, usually in a white robe, having a white beard, and carrying a scythe. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Wit be my faculty, and pleasure my occupation; and let Father Time shake his glass.

  • I would not change, dear Father Time, with any of my sisters.

  • "She is beautiful only to those who love her," said Father Time.

    Everychild Louis Dodge
  • The hand of that wonderful husbandman, Father Time, has smoothed it all out.

    Under the Maples John Burroughs
  • While you delay along the trail, Father Time pauses to lean upon his scythe.

    Your National Parks Enos A. Mills
  • Father Time replied calmly: "I have laid my hand on your shoulder!"

    Everychild Louis Dodge
  • And Father Time, after all, has to hand us something to make up for so mercilessly permitting 92 us to grow old.

    The Prairie Child Arthur Stringer
  • Rodolphe curled and oiled; he who has not so much as Father Time.

  • He solemnly lifted his hand, and Father Time, walking backward, disappeared in the forest.

    Everychild Louis Dodge
  • "Your pardon," he answered gently—he had a gentle way with him, had Father Time.

    Frenzied Fiction Stephen Leacock
British Dictionary definitions for Father Time

Father Time

time personified as an old bearded man, usually carrying a scythe and an hourglass
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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