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

  • adj. Retaining color, freshness, value, or usefulness.

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  • adj. not losing color or value.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not liable to lose strength or freshness of coloring.
  • Not liable to wither or decay.

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

  • adj. of an imaginary flower that never fades


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  • Although no beam of light can approach the precious jewel, yet it shineth still in unfading beauty -- a child of the heavenly light, which it faithfully treasures up within its own bosom!

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  • Armchair conquistadors rejoice, because the expansion adds a new area called Amaranthine -- a word that means "undying" or "unfading" -- and invites you to probe the origins of the original game's diabolic darkspawn.


  • Top Indian actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha, in an interview to The News, recalled unfading memories of his eight-year association with the former Pakistani President, General Ziaul Haq.


  • Earlier this year today's Chester auctioneers sold the boots apparently worn by Sir Stanley Matthews in his unfading 1953 FA Cup final for £38,400, while his medal was sold by Sotheby's in 2001 for £23,500 to the Stoke City buff and television presenter Nick Hancock, which still seems a bargain.

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  • * Illumine the eyes of my heart, * you who once gave birth to the unfading Light * Who illumines the ends of the earth * through the fiery sign of His judgment.

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  • For months Amara, Greek for unfading, eternal, has been trying to decide how to leave and where to go.

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  • Norman Mailer described life at the mansion as "outward-bound and timeless", and indeed Hefner seems to float in an airbrushed dream space, an unfading caricature of his former self.

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  • Take this road for the remission of your sins, assured of the unfading glory of the kingdom of heaven. '

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  • Then they will endure the ages, their beauty unfading, until they too are cut apart and recycled.

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  • I will treasure more deeply, too, these letters from Paul and his companions — for their unfading news of the faithful love of Christians for each other and of God for us all.

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