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- c. 1743, Young, Edward, “Night 2: On Time, Death, and Friendship”, in The Complaint: or, Night-Thoughts on Life, Death, & Immortality:
- When Worlds, that count his Circles now, unhing’d,
(Fate the loud Signal sounding) headlong rush
To timeless Night and Chaos, whence they rose.
- Not affected by time; ageless.
- (obsolete) Done at an improper time; unseasonable; untimely.
- 1725, Pope, Alexander, transl., The Odyssey of Homer, book 3, London: Bernard Lintot, translation of The Odyssey by Homer, lines 427-430, page 143:
- The lamp of day is quench’d beneath the deep,
And soft approach the balmy hours of sleep:
Nor fits it to prolong the heav’nly feast
Timeless, indecent, but retire to rest.
- Not decreasing over time in quality and appeal.
- The cave carvings have a timeless beauty.
- (eternal): eternal, everlasting, immortal, infinite, never-ending, sempiternal; see also Thesaurus:eternal
- (not affected by time): ageless; see also Thesaurus:timeless
- (done at an improper time): ill-timed; see also Thesaurus:untimely
- (not decreasing over time): undiminishable, unfading
- (eternal): finite, limited
- (not affected by time): aged, old, sempiternal
- (done at an improper time): timely
terms derived from timeless
ageless — see ageless
untimely — see untimely
not decreasing over time in quality and appeal
- A gene encoding an essential protein that regulates circadian rhythm, normally written in italics: timeless.