The evening star


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • The evening star the bright star of early evening in the western sky, soon passing below the horizon; specifically, the planet Venus; -- called also Vesper and Hesperus. During portions of the year, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn are also evening stars. See Morning Star.
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  • Robert Townsend
    Robert Townsend
    “If you shoot for the stars and hit the moon, it's OK. But you've got to shoot for something. A lot of people don't even shoot.”
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    “For age is opportunity no less than youth itself, though in another dress, and as the evening twilight fades away, the sky is filled with stars, invisible by day.”
  • Christopher Marlowe
    “O, thou art fairer than the evening air clad in the beauty of a thousand stars.”
  • Henry J. Kaiser
    Henry J. Kaiser
    “I always have to dream up there against the stars. If I don't dream I will make it, I won't even get close.”
  • Les Brown
    “Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss it you will land among the stars.”
  • Denis Waitley
    “A life lived with integrity -- even if it lacks the trappings of fame and fortune is a shinning star in whose light others may follow in the years to come.”


In literature:

If anybody ever gits me for a star in their crown, it's Brother Silas ag'inst the field, even money up.
"The Quickening" by Francis Lynde
Not long ago, the planet Jupiter came among the stars of our southern evening skies.
"St. Nicholas Magazine for Boys and Girls, Vol. 5, Nov 1877-Nov 1878" by Various
During the evening, some star rockets and bombs were thrown for their amusement and edification.
"A Narrative of the Expedition to Dongola and Sennaar" by George Bethune English
You have even given football the go by, and I'm so sorry, for you were a star player last year.
"Grace Harlowe's Junior Year at High School" by Jessie Graham Flower
And navigation between stars, even with the kind of drive they must have had, is no simple problem.
"Warlord of Kor" by Terry Gene Carr
Even the fact that there were no stars added to the feeling of wretchedness and gloom and, ultimately, of hunger.
"This World Is Taboo" by Murray Leinster
It was a warm, serene evening, the silver moon shining, the evening star just appearing in the clear blue sky.
"The Argosy" by Various
What are 240,000 miles in comparison with the distances of the stars, or even with the distances of the planets?
"Other Worlds" by Garrett P. Serviss
In the Evening Star of Washington, D. C., of November 16, 1901, an exhaustive article on the prison camps of Florida appeared.
"Twentieth Century Negro Literature" by Various
The star might have ceased to exist days ago, or even years ago.
"The Concept of Nature" by Alfred North Whitehead

In poetry:

As the birds come in the Spring,
We know not from where;
As the stars come at evening
From depths of the air;
"Ultima Thule: The Poet And His Songs" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"My mother used to tell me of
A better land afar,
I've seen it through the prison bars
Where burns the evening star.
"The Child's Appeal" by Mary Gardiner Horsford
There was no other creature
That saw what I could see—
I stood and watched the evening star
As long as it watched me.
"February Twilight" by Sara Teasdale
"Leave me an hour of rest; go thou
And look from yonder heights;
Perchance the valley even now
Is starred with city lights."
"Norembega" by John Greenleaf Whittier
My God, is any hour so sweet
From blush of morn to evening star,
As that which calls me to Thy feet—
The hour of prayer?
"My God, is any hour so sweet" by Charlotte Elliott
Star of the evening's darkening sky,
Gemming the lonely hill,
Whisper to her that I am nigh,
Waiting in hope for her reply;
Tell her I love her still!
"Rachel" by John Lawson Stoddard

In news:

CARACAS, Venezuela — Even before Miguel Cabrera made the major leagues, coaches and scouts in Venezuela were predicting he would be a big star.
No, I'm not referring to the now-official certainty that the Mets won't reach the All-Star Break above.500, the fall to 6 games back in the loss column behind the Phillies, or even losing the rare treat of winning two games in a row.
Even when Tupac Shakur's "hologram" performance at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival was still a rumor, blogs were already calling it a Star Wars -esque move.
Celebrity whips seldom grace the glossy pages of Donk, Box & Bubble, and even though Zach Randolph is an accomplished NBA All-Star, that wasn't his golden ticket.
State environmental conservation officials say in a Wednesday release that crews cannot further assess the Evening Star until the net is removed.
IF SHAKIRA, a Colombian pop star, marries her boyfriend, the Spanish national footballer Gerard Piqué, the only unusual things about it would be that she is even more famous than he is and ten years older.
Under the Streetlamp , America's hottest new vocal group, performs an electrifying evening of classic hits from the American radio songbook in this special recorded at the Star Plaza Theatre in Merrillville, Indiana.
On Election Night, the Sun Star -Courier will keep you updated on the latest election results from local races as they come in throughout the evening.
The notion of a " rising star" can take many forms: the brazen upstart, the popular youngster, even a revitalized giant.
It seems as if the Jonas Brothers, once "Beiber-sized" stars, are now simply living in the shadows of Beibs, along with Miley and even Lady Gaga.
Besides hosting the evening, executive producing the show and accepting the award for Desperate Housewives, the star changed her hairstyle practically every time she walked out on stage.
The stars of the evening come from the neighborhood's hotels, shelters and sidewalks.
Clinton, NY (WIBX) – The Oneida County District Attorney is dropping charges against a now famous daughter of an even more famous rock star, citing Good Samaritan laws that prevent her prosecution.
When the four-day run of Bye Bye Birdie concluded Saturday evening at Harlem High School, the curtain also fell on the career of one of Columbia County's brightest teaching stars.
The bubbly star of "Who Killed the Electric Car" explains why General Motors is still her favorite car company, even after they laid her off and buried the EV1.

In science:

For the fainter stars in our sample, the errors grow sufficiently large that it is not possible for us to detect periods, let alone real variability, even when present.
The Variability and Rotation of Pre-main Sequence Stars in IC 348: Does Intracluster Environment Influence Stellar Rotation?
This does not exclude the presence of a quark matter core, and may not even exclude strange stars, since there are superfluid and crystalline phases of quark matter [12, 13].
Quark matter in compact stars?
In this connection, it should be noted that Caffau et al. find a few stars to have very high [S/Fe] values even on the basis of these lines.
Sulphur and zinc abundances in Galactic halo stars revisited
Based on the results of the present paper we can explain why M type stars show higher activity level even if they are older and rotate much slower than more massive stars.
Age-Rotation-Activity Relations for M Dwarf Stars Based on ASAS Photometric Data
Even if limited, the statistics also suggest a higher frequency of giant planets (at least 10 % ) that are more massive compared to solar-type main sequence stars.
Testing planet formation theories with Giant stars