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carved in stone

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. set in stone, carved in stoneadjective

    no longer changeable

    "the agreement is not yet set in stone"


  1. carved in stoneadjective



  1. carved in stone

    "Carved in stone" refers to something that is permanent, unalterable, irrevocable, or unchangeable. It usually refers to a rule, decision, plan, or idea that is considered fixed and cannot be modified. The phrase comes from the historical practice of carving laws or rules into stone tablets.


  1. Carved in Stone

    Carved in Stone is the second album by the progressive metal group Shadow Gallery, released in 1995. An unreleased demo made for this album was released in the compilation album Prime Cuts.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of carved in stone in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of carved in stone in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of carved in stone in a Sentence

  1. Jeff Melvoin:

    The law is not so much carved in stone as it is written in water, flowing in and out with the tide.

  2. Primo Levi:

    Human memory is a marvelous but fallacious instrument. The memories which lie within us are not carved in stone; not only do they tend to become erased as the years go by, but often they change, or even increase by incorporating extraneous features.

  3. Nervous Flyers Bunn:

    A bad flight that another person might forget about, they don’t forget about; it becomes carved in stone, and when, a week later, they think about getting on an airplane, they go right into a panic attack.

  4. John Kerry:

    There's a lot of discussion going on right now about heat pumps specifically and about other things that we can do to assist Europe to minimize the impact of the loss of Russian gas and oil, not all these plans have been carved in stone at this point. I think heat pumps are a very real alternative to the burning of fuel that takes place today.


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