Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A biblical patriarch said to have lived 969 years.
  • n. An extremely old man.

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  • proper n. The oldest person whose age is recorded in the Hebrew Bible, having reportedly lived 969 years.
  • proper n. Any person or thing that has lived to a very old age.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (Old Testament) a patriarch (grandfather of Noah) who is said to have lived 969 years
  • n. a man who is very old

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  • The butterflies that migrate south from Central and Eastern Canada in the fall are the so-called Methuselah generation, long-lived insects that travel up to 2,500 kilometres to Mexico, where they winter in dense, tree-covering colonies first discovered by scientists in the 1970s.

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  • Thus he said above: "My Spirit shall not strive with man," but he does not say this simply of the Holy Spirit as existing in his own nature, or of the divine majesty, but of the Holy Spirit in the hearts of Noah and Methuselah, that is, the Holy Spirit as officiating and administering the Word through the saints.

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  • Often referred to as the Methuselah's of coral reefs because they can be older than 500 years, these massive corals grow in a series of annual bands that store a wealth of information about the environment in which they grow.

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  • Barzilai was especially interested in the so-called "Methuselah" gene, which has been linked to small size and long life in the lab.

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  • "Methuselah" was cut in the fashion of four years 'before and was, besides of a hideous green, but

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