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Carved in stone   /kɑrvd ɪn stoʊn/   Listen
Carved in stone

adjective
1.
No longer changeable.  Synonym: set in stone.






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"Carved in stone" Quotes from Famous Books



... Whittington was to be seen, with his cat in his arms, carved in stone, over the archway of the late prison of Newgate, ...
— Children's Rhymes, Children's Games, Children's Songs, Children's Stories - A Book for Bairns and Big Folk • Robert Ford

... if she must grasp at something, as if her wings were too weak to lift her straight off the heaving motion. So she caught sight of the wicked, odd little faces carved in stone, and she ...
— The Rainbow • D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence

... but an instant, a glance, a flash, before his eyes; and they were gone. But they had recognised him, and he them; and their look was as firmly impressed upon his memory, as if it had been deeply carved in stone, and set before him from his birth. He stood transfixed for a moment; then, leaping from the window into the garden, called ...
— Oliver Twist • Charles Dickens

... from Easter Island, the southernmost island of Polynesia. Here as in the Ladrones, far away in the north-west quarter of the Pacific, most curious inscriptions are sometimes found carved in stone. Annexed is a photograph taken from one I saw at a later stage ...
— A Voyage in the 'Sunbeam' • Annie Allnut Brassey



Words linked to "Carved in stone" :   set in stone, unchangeable



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