true laurel

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n true laurel small Mediterranean evergreen tree with small blackish berries and glossy aromatic leaves used for flavoring in cooking; also used by ancient Greeks to crown victors
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Usage

In literature:

They are the Laureate's true laurels.
"Atlantic Monthly, Volume 2, Issue 10, August, 1858" by Various
It was true that both Bart and Levi were long in the bow arm, and men who loved truth less than they loved laurels.
"Dwellers in the Hills" by Melville Davisson Post
The true laurel when crushed yields all its inner fragrance.
"The Revival of Irish Literature" by Charles Gavan Duffy
The Bay is the true Laurel, of whose leaves and berries the wreaths were made in ancient days for poets and conquerors.
"Wayside and Woodland Trees" by Edward Step
Be steadfast and true and bright laurels await you.
"A Book Written by the Spirits of the So-Called Dead" by C. G. Helleberg
Such influence over the passions of the heart reveals a true poet; for such a man I reserve the laurel crown upon my Campidoglio.
"The Memoirs of Count Carlo Gozzi; Volume the first" by Count Carlo Gozzi
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In poetry:

No fitting metewand hath To-day
For measuring spirits of thy stature;
Only the Future can reach up to lay
The laurel on that lofty nature,
Bard, who with some diviner art
Hast touched the bard's true lyre, a nation's heart.
"To Lamartine" by James Russell Lowell

In news:

A dream came true for North Laurel High School student-athlete Marcus Carson on Wednesday.
Some true successes say their laurels are unearned.
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