Football “is what Plato calls a pharmakon, a poison and an elixir,” he writes.
Some conservative commentators held their fire, but not everyone on the right was buying the elixir.
Perry is a pop general, perched atop a candy rainbow, bathing her army of fans in an elixir of empowerment.
But denying the regime air supremacy is not the elixir the rebels make it out to be.
Not only was she invulnerable to bullets and clubs; she had apparently drunk the elixir of eternal life.
What was left of elixir let a yell out of it like a foghorn and bolted.
Take the lancets, Jonathan, and the basin too, and a bottle of Daffy's elixir.
And now the King began to distil the elixir of life with their aid.
To the unprepared the elixir is thus but the deadliest poison.
The light which streams from the highest world is the elixir of power and knowledge and the world obeys it.
mid-13c., from Medieval Latin elixir "philosopher's stone," believed by alchemists to transmute baser metals into gold and/or to cure diseases and prolong life, from Arabic al-iksir, probably from late Greek xerion "powder for drying wounds," from xeros "dry" (see xerasia). General sense of "strong tonic" is 1590s; used for quack medicines from at least 1630s.
elixir e·lix·ir (ĭ-lĭk'sər)
A sweetened aromatic solution of alcohol and water, serving as a vehicle for medicine.