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So, at the top of that hourglass, you have senior leadership that gets this.

I’m not on the way to the graveyard or anything, but there’s a lot more sand in the bottom of my hourglass than there is on the top.

She speaks in a croaking whisper, a voice that seems to have been rubbed raw by centuries’ worth of sand pouring through an hourglass.

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Here is how the sands ran through the players’ hourglasses in that classic game — high-dosage, buzzer-beater drama, time-released over hours.

With tip rocker to ease initiation and a hourglass shape that wants to pull you through each turn, the 86 flows seamlessly on boilerplate.

But there are two aspects that raise Hourglass above mere Ulysses imitation.

One of these collaborations includes a lilac hourglass-shaped Tadashi gown in which Spencer collected her very first Golden Globe.

There were bold minidresses with molded bodices that exaggerated an hourglass figure.

Sometimes his leather jackets were sporty and rakish, at others they were sculpted into prim, hourglass shapes.

The catillus (E) itself was shaped something like an hourglass, or two funnels joined at the neck.

At the sound the bearded old man raises his sceptre, opens his mouth, and turns an hourglass.

The sands did not then run so swiftly through the hourglass; if the voyage to England was long, why, so was life!

One and all worshiped somewhat languidly, with frequent glances at the hourglass upon the pulpit.

Sometimes it will be nearly globular, again long and thin, or it may be constricted like an hourglass.


On this page you'll find 42 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to hourglass, such as: clock, metronome, timepiece, and timer.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.