love-lies-bleeding

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n love-lies-bleeding young leaves widely used as leaf vegetables; seeds used as cereal
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Love-lies-bleeding (Bot) a species of amaranth (Amarantus melancholicus).
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n love-lies-bleeding A name of the red amaranths, Amarantus caudatus and A. Gangeticus, with crimson spikes and (sometimes) foliage, and small annual roots. Owing to the weak root, they often fall and lie prostrate in the garden.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Love-lies-bleeding a species of the plant Amaranthus
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. lufu, love; Ger. liebe; cf. L. libet, lubet.

Usage

In literature:

Their first joint play, 'Philaster, or Love Lies a-Bleeding,' acted in 1608, is in its detached passages the most famous.
"Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol 4" by Charles Dudley Warner
Love lies bleeding *119.
"The Prose Works of William Wordsworth" by William Wordsworth
Lilian is ignorant of her husband's presence, and she sees only the bleeding form of the man she loves lying upon the snow.
"The Autobiography of a Play" by Bronson Howard
I ain't seen a proper rose nor a love-lies-bleeding, nor a dahlia.
"The Dingo Boys" by G. Manville Fenn
You know 'love-lies-bleeding' is a flower, but it sounds allegorical the way I have put it in.
"Turn About Eleanor" by Ethel M. Kelley
That's my love-lies-bleeding, and London-tuft, and roses.
"The New Mistress" by George Manville Fenn
And there, next to it, is love-lies-bleeding.
"Sister Dolorosa and Posthumous Fame" by James Lane Allen
It may be she is joyous, and loves but joyous themes, Nor dreams her love lies bleeding near Richmond on the James.
"Songs and Ballads of the Southern People" by Anonymous
It may be she is joyous, and loves but joyous themes, Nor dreams her love lies bleeding near Richmond on the James.
"Southern War Songs" by Various
Love lies bleeding, 287.
"Old-Time Gardens" by Alice Morse Earle
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In poetry:

And with songs ascending sheer
Love-born Love replies,
Singing Father in his ear
Where she bleeding lies.
"December 27, 1879" by George MacDonald
Wind met wind in a garden green,
They began to push and fret:
A tearing whirlwind arose between:
There love lies bleeding yet.
"Lessons For A Child" by George MacDonald
Yet may love, sore wounded scarce recover
Strength and spirit again, with life receding:
Hope and joy, wind-winged, about him hover:
Love lies bleeding.
"Love Lies Bleeding" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
Love lies bleeding in the bed whereover
Roses lean with smiling mouths or pleading:
Earth lies laughing where the sun's dart clove her:
Love lies bleeding.
"Love Lies Bleeding" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
Love-lies-bleeding now is found
Grown in every common ground.
Love-lies-bleeding thrives apace
With the dear forget-me-not:
Nor is boy's love out of place
Now in any garden plot.
"Herbal" by Katharine Tynan
Now the love-lies-bleeding grows
More than lily or the rose;
Love-in-idleness has gone
Out of fashion; here are flowers
Heartsease for to rest upon
With remembrance of sweet hours.
"Herbal" by Katharine Tynan

In news:

Have a look at the dress rehearsal on May 5, and opening night on May 6, 2010, of Alberta Ballet's production of Love Lies Bleeding, the Elton John Ballet, at the Jubilee Auditorium in Calgary, Alberta.
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