n. substance believed to cure all ills
The news of her chance to go abroad acted on her like an elixir.
Sentence in Classic:
At the best of times, so much of this elixir was administered to me as a choice restorative, that I was conscious of going about, smelling like a new fence.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens Context
The modern masters promise very little; they know that metals cannot be transmuted and that the elixir of life is a chimera but these philosophers, whose hands seem only made to dabble in dirt, and their eyes to pore over the microscope or crucible, have indeed performed miracles.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley Context
Gillenormand, Catherine the Second had made reparation for the crime of the partition of Poland by purchasing, for three thousand roubles, the secret of the elixir of gold, from Bestucheff.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo Context
He was a quack dentist on his rounds, who was offering to the public full sets of teeth, opiates, powders and elixirs.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo Context