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

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

    Under the Maples John Burroughs
  • It comes from Father Time's shop, and he is a deliberate workman.

    Sunday-School Success Amos R. Wells
  • Father Time replied calmly: "I have laid my hand on your shoulder!"


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


    Louis Dodge
  • Rodolphe curled and oiled; he who has not so much as Father Time.

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

    Frenzied Fiction Stephen Leacock
  • But surely, Father Time, there was no Christmas in those days.

    Frenzied Fiction Stephen Leacock
  • You assassin of Father Time, you disturber of the peace, heed!

    T. Haviland Hicks Senior J. Raymond Elderdice
  • Father Time flew in his fleetest fashion, but no one of the group paid the slightest attention to the fact.

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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