Longevity (See also Endurance.) Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Longevity (See also Endurance.)


  1. Abie’s Irish Rose comedy by Anne Nichols ran for 2327 performances on Broadway. [Am. Lit.: Benét, 3]
  2. Back to Methuselah by the end of the twenty-second century, mankind has extended the life span to nearly three hundred years. [Br. Drama: Shaw Back to Methuselah in Magill III, 82]
  3. Iguarán, Úrsula matriarch who holds the clan together and lives to be one hundred years old. [Lat. Am. Lit.: Gabriel Garcia Marquez One Hundred Years of Solitude in Weiss, 336]
  4. Long Parliament sat from outbreak of Civil War to Charles II’s accession (1640–1660). [Br. Hist.: EB, VI: 319–320]
  5. Meet the Press longest running television program; from 1947 to present. [Am. TV: McWhirter, 234]
  6. Methuselah son of Enoch; patriarch said to have lived 969 years. [O.T.: Genesis 5:21–27]
  7. Mousetrap, The London play by Agatha Christie, running since 1952. [Br. Lit.: McWhirter, 228]
  8. Roosevelt, Franklin Delano (1882–1945) 32nd U.S. President; elected to four terms. [Am. Hist.: Hart, 726]
  9. Shangri-La hidden Tibetan lamasery where all enjoy long life provided they remain there. [Br. Lit.: Lost Horizon]
  10. She (Ayesha) beautiful African sorceress who has lived for 2000 years. [Br. Lit.: H. Rider Haggard She in Magill I, 886]
  11. Victoria, Queen (1819–1901) queen of Great Britain and Ireland (1837–1901). [Br. Hist.: NCE, 2886]