staff of life

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n staff of life food made from dough of flour or meal and usually raised with yeast or baking powder and then baked
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Quotations

  • Mahatma Gandhi
    Mahatma%20Gandhi
    “The mantram becomes one's staff of life and carries one through every ordeal. Each repetition has a new meaning, carrying you nearer and nearer to God.”

Usage

In literature:

Big brains do not easily hold trifles ... little packets of starch that this world thinks are the staff of life.
"Wisdom, Wit, and Pathos of Ouida" by Ouida
Beans were his staff of life also, a discovery which made her smile.
"The Wrong Woman" by Charles D. Stewart
The want of this staff of life caused great suffering.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 106, August, 1866" by Various
It has somewhat the flavour of bread, and answers its purpose, but has neither the appearance nor consistence of our staff of life.
"A Voyage round the World" by W.H.G. Kingston
He is Bread of Life, and Water for cleansing, and Raiment to put on, and Staff for leaning upon, and Shepherd, and Comforter.
"The White Rose of Langley" by Emily Sarah Holt
General Hancock's staff was composed of a number of young men, most of whom had been called from civil life.
"Campaigns of a Non-Combatant," by George Alfred Townsend
But they pay no compliments to their daily bread; yet it is the staff of their life.
"The Preacher and His Models" by James Stalker
But I confess to a leaning for the staff of life.
"Mystic London:" by Charles Maurice Davies
Fat is the staff of life.
"Colorado Jim" by George Goodchild
And flour, the staff of life, was vanishing.
"The Dop Doctor" by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
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In poetry:

He went away to search it
With a curse upon his tongue:
And in his hand the staff of life,
Made music as it swung.
"Sandy Star And Willie Gee" by William Stanley Braithwaite
He pulled till his master jumped
For fury of wrath, and laid on
With the length of a tough knotted staff,
Fit to drive the life flying like chaff,
And leave a sheer carcase anon.
"To Children: For Tyrants" by George Meredith
Faithful staff! for many years
Thou didst travel far and wide
Through a life of smiles and tears,--
Rarely absent from his side,
As the light of day for him
Grew pathetically dim.
"To The Walking-Stick Of My Dead Friend" by John Lawson Stoddard
A branch whose leaves cling to the withering staff
Like precious toys of gilt and scarlet paint,
An emblem Life and Death share half-and-half,
A brittle sceptre for a dying saint.
"The Golden Corpse" by Stephen Vincent Benet

In news:

TO THE 14 members of the South Carolina women’s basketball team, the coaching staff and their families, today’s Senior Day celebration at Colonial Life Arena will be anything but ordinary.
Improving on staff of life.
OKG7 things to do Gazette staff The life of beloved Oklahoma singer Patti Page is chronicled in University of Central Oklahoma's original production "Flipside.".
Photo courtesy of Lisa Staff, of Mark Staff Photography "The Angel of Life" would deliver babies (weighted correctly to a baby's weight) for the youth to carry around.
Grains remain our staff of life .
A Lively Look at the Staff of Life .
"We're talking about our quality of life," says Maureen Romero (right),… (ELIZABETH ROBERTSON / Staff…).
If you do purchase your boots from Elite Feet, staff will fit the boot for the life of the boot , as well as guaranteeing all work.
William DeShazer/Staff Sherriff's office volunteer Dominick Davis, 19, left, and Collier County Code Enforcement Investigator Tony Asaro, dispose of trash during a community clean-up at the Tree of Life Church on Saturday Oct 6, 2012.
Courtesy the city of Grand Rapids Grand Rapids planning staff are distributing a "Quality of LIFE" boardgame to drum up public feedback on the future of Michigan Street.
Staff Writer Melanie Addington takes on non-voters and those who don't attend meetings that will affect their community and way of life just a few days after midterm elections.
Staff and students at one Pike County high school are mourning the loss of a young life.
I have observed that any prominent person in government, sports or any area of life, that if they mention what their faith in Jesus Christ means to them, it greatly disturbs the pseudo-intellectuals on your editorial staff.
If you do purchase your boots from Elite Feet, staff will fit the boot for the life of the boot, as well as guaranteeing all work.
Life's a beach: Lounge at one of seven infinity pools overlooking the ocean, get to know the staff at the weekly cocktail hour on the lanai, or have the resort arrange a private dinner for two.
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