Morning-star

Definitions

  • Morning Star
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  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Morning-star any of the planets, esp. Venus, when it rises before the sun: a kind of flail with a star-like ball of metal at the end of a chain, formerly used as a weapon of war
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Additional illustrations & photos:

The Fallen Morning Star The Fallen Morning Star
"Thou erring Morning-star, oh! spare thyself." "Thou erring Morning-star, oh! spare thyself."

Quotations

  • Henry David Thoreau
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    “The light which puts out our eyes is darkness to us. Only that day dawns to which we are awake. There is more day to dawn. The sun is but a morning star.”
  • Lord Byron
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    “Between two worlds life hovers like a star, twixt night and morn, upon the horizon's verge.”
  • Sinclair Lewis
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    “What is love? It is the morning and the evening star.”
  • Bible
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    “Where were you... when the morning stars sang together, and all the sons (and daughters) of God shouted for joy? [4-7, Job 38:}”
  • Henry David Thoreau
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    “The sun is but a morning star.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Contr. of morwen-ing. Cf. Morn.

Usage

In literature:

The morning stars paled to steel pin-pricks through a gray sky.
"Heralds of Empire" by Agnes C. Laut
The morning was dark and very still; no breeze stirred; a few big, widely scattered stars watched her.
"The Danger Mark" by Robert W. Chambers
The sky had cleared; the air became cooler, and the morning star shone brightly, in spite of the luminous crescent of a waning moon.
"The Delight Makers" by Adolf Bandelier
When the morning stars sang together; and all the sons of God shouted for joy.
"Westminster Sermons with a Preface" by Charles Kingsley
The stars show no age, and the sun was as bright yesterday as it was the morning after creation.
"Modern Eloquence: Vol III, After-Dinner Speeches P-Z" by Various
In either of her roles, as morning or as evening star, Venus has no rival.
"Other Worlds" by Garrett P. Serviss
Dalgard watched the stars, sketched out a map of action for the morning.
"Star Born" by Andre Norton
The beaming morning star saw how the work progressed.
"The Ice-Maiden: and Other Tales." by Hans Christian Andersen
Francis was in truth, as Celano says, the bright morning star.
"Life of St. Francis of Assisi" by Paul Sabatier
When the last star began to fade and the first little breath of a new morning ruffled the soft gray silence a sudden sharp volley rang out.
"Green Valley" by Katharine Reynolds
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In poetry:

O! brightest and best they cried,
Our long promised Israel's King,
Shine out from afar, thou bright morning star,
To thee our offerings we bring.
"The Christ Child" by Mary Weston Fordham
All the dead kings came to me
At Rosnaree, where I was dreaming.
A few stars glimmered through the morn,
And down the thorn the dews were streaming.
"The Dead Kings" by Francis Ledwidge
If sang the morning stars for joy,
When nature rose to view,
What strains will angel harps employ,
When Thou shalt all renew,
When Thou shalt all renew!
"Almighty Spirit, Now Behold" by James Montgomery
But says (if I have eyes, or ears to hear),
"You in this mortal being are alone."
And morn and noon and night-stars clear
Repeat, "Alone, alone, alone."
"The Thorn" by John Freeman
I dreamed you were a bird or a wild flower,
Some changed lovely thing that was not you;
Maybe, I said, she is the morning star,
A radiance unfathomably far—
"Resurrection" by Richard Le Gallienne
Bright sunbeam of a father's heart
Whose earliest radiance shone
Delightful o'er a mother's eye
Like morning-star in cloudless sky,
Say, whither hast thou flown?
"Miss Catherine Ball," by Lydia Howard Huntley Sigourney

In news:

The Aerosmith star visited a pizza restaurant with three friends in the early hours of Sunday morning and he offered his assistance to workers at the eatery.
Star-Ledger file photo An unidentified person was arrested five hours after breaching a security perimeter at Port Newark this morning in an incident authorities said was not connected to terrorism.
A judge in Florida signed off on the divorce early this morning one month after Evelyn filed for divorce from the NFL star.
Snooki gave the world its most famous new little meatball Sunday morning, and the "Jersey Shore" star seems to be loving the motherly life.
This house, located at 18th Street and California Avenue, caught on fire yesterday morning around 2 am JAMES BRIGHT / EXPRESS-STAR.
'Dancing With the Stars' All-Stars stage encore on 'Good Morning America'.
"Dancing With the Stars" All Stars winners Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani take one final spin on "Good Morning America" on November 28, 2012.
Murray/The Star Ledger Kasia Rivera, seen during a December arraignment, pleaded not guilty this morning in a Newark court to second-degree reckless manslaughter.
The Oscar winner spent 18 months working on the musical movie adaptation, starring Russell Crowe and Hugh Jackman, and he wasn't done with the exhausting project until Thanksgiving morning (22Nov12).
The Shelby Star reports that nearly a dozen goats were released in the Burns High School stadium in Cleveland County Thursday night or Friday morning.
Tony Kurdzuk/The Star-Ledger New Jersey Supreme Court nominees Phillip Kwon (left) Bruce Harris (right) wait to before the Senate Judiciary Committee at the Statehouse this morning.
The pop star was carried aloft by a trio of backup dancers for the early morning crowd.
His star witnesses failing him yesterday, Blago is on the stand in his defense this morning.
Six people, including the wife of a Charlotte Bobcats player, were arrested during a fight outside an uptown bar early Thursday morning after a party hosted by NBA star Chris Paul.
I stopped and spoke with a rock star this morning, who confirmed he'd cleared the path and was doing a little tree care while he was at it.
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In science:

On frames of high sky background, especially noticable during morning twilight, faint stars are excluded from the fit resulting in a slightly improved rms.
Results from the Wide Angle Search for Planets Prototype (WASP0) I: Analysis of the Pegasus Field
The second morning session focused on binaries of a black-hole and a companion star.
Matters of Gravity, the newsletter of the Topical Group in Gravitation of the American Physical Society
Most definitions of astronomy mention something about stars, including, we guess, the offering this morning from a student in Physics 20A, who described astronomy and astrology as two different ways of studying the stars.
Astrophysics in 2006
His example is that ”the Morning Star” and ”the Evening Star” denote the same planet, Venus, however the two phrases do not have the same meaning.
Does Meaning Evolve?
If they had, then the identity of the Morning star and Evening star would be as obvious to anybody who understands these phrases.
Does Meaning Evolve?
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