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Definition of 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

The Worldly Hope men set their Hearts upon Turns Ashes - or it prospers; and anon, Like Snow upon the Desert's dusty Face, Lighting a little hour or two - is gone.
Omar Khayyam

Given the scale of trauma caused by the genocide, Rwanda has indicated that however thin the hope of a community can be, a hero always emerges. Although no one can dare claim that it is now a perfect state, and that no more work is needed, Rwanda has risen from the ashes as a model or truth and reconciliation.
Wole Soyinka

No ashes are lighter than those of incense, and few things burn out sooner.
Walter Savage Landor

I'm like a phoenix. I rise from the ashes.
Bess Myerson
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Ashes Translations

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