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Definition of Ashes

Ashes

  1. The earthy or mineral particles of combustible substances remaining after combustion, as of wood or coal.
  2. Specifically: The remains of the human body when burnt, or when "returned to dust" by natural decay.
  3. The color of ashes; deathlike paleness.

Ashes Quotations

It's best to have failure happen early in life. It wakes up the Phoenix bird in you so you rise from the ashes.
Anne Baxter

I tell you the past is a bucket of ashes, so live not in your yesterdays, no just for tomorrow, but in the here and now. Keep moving and forget the post mortems; and remember, no one can get the jump on the future.
Carl Sandburg

I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet.
Jack London

And how can man die better than facing fearful odds, for the ashes of his fathers, and the temples of his Gods?
Thomas Babington Macaulay

You know Americans are obsessed with life and death and rebirth, that's the American Cycle. You know, awakening, tragic, horrible death and then Phoenix rising from the ashes. That's the American story, again and again.
Billy Corgan
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Ashes Translations

ashes in Latin is cinis cineris
ashes in Swedish is stoft, aska
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