What is another word for ravages of time?

Pronunciation: [ɹˈavɪd͡ʒɪz ɒv tˈa͡ɪm] (IPA)

The phrase "ravages of time" refers to the damaging effects that the passage of time can have on people, places, and things. Synonyms for this phrase include "wear and tear," "weathering," "degradation," "deterioration," "decay," "erosion," and "decomposition." These words all imply a gradual process of breakdown or decline that occurs over time. Other synonyms for "ravages of time" might include "fading," "diminishment," "weakening," or "destruction," all of which suggest a loss of vitality and strength as time passes. Ultimately, all of these synonyms serve to remind us of the inevitability of change and the impermanence of life itself.

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Famous quotes with Ravages of time

  • The work of the political activist inevitably involves a certain tension between the requirement that position be taken on current issues as they arise and the desire that one's contributions will somehow survive the ravages of time.
    Angela Davis
  • Concepts, like individuals, have their histories and are just as incapable of withstanding the ravages of time as are individuals. But in and through all this they retain a kind of homesickness for the scenes of their childhood.
    Soren Kierkegaard
  • Let no vandalism of avarice or neglect, no ravages of time, testify to the present or to the coming generations, that we have forgotten, as a people, the cost of a free and undivided Republic.
    John A. Logan
  • Everything that tends to make it difficult to distinguish youth from age is an act of civilization. The best-mannered age in history invented the wig - a homage rendered by hair to baldness. The effect of powder and rouge is to make young women like their grandmothers, and invalids like healthy people. Clever dressmaking establishments and beauty shops create fashions which make it possible for elderly women to keep hoping. After a certain age, the art of dressing consists of hiding one's shortcomings, and this is another form of politeness. The veil is a marvelous invention for confusing the image and giving its wearers the semblance of beauty. All adornments are veils: they conceal the ravages of time as well as may be.
    André Maurois

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