• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Diademed wearing a diadem
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  • Emily Dickinson
    “Nature, like us is sometimes caught without her diadem.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. diademe—L. diadema—Gr. diadēmadia, round, and deein, to bind.


In literature:

Great works are the testimony of their authors, and great minds are the diadem and honor, the ornament and pride of human nature.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 03" by Various
For less formal occasions a lighter version, without arches (and sometimes called the Diadem), is used.
"Concordance" by Ann Wilson
He made a sign with his hand that Selim should take the imperial diadem and gird on the imperial sword.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 9" by Various
I dreamed that a nobleman came here for me in a silver coach, and that he offered me a golden diadem.
"Laboulaye's Fairy Book" by Various
It would set the inheritance of the Byzantine Emperors in the diadem of Peter the Great.
"Humanity in the City" by E. H. Chapin
The open wound on the forehead of the murdered man shone like a diadem of brilliants.
"The Sand-Hills of Jutland" by Hans Christian Andersen
The open wound in the forehead of the slain Christian shone like a diadem.
"What the Moon Saw: and Other Tales" by Hans Christian Andersen
His personal crimes concentrated the vengeance of mankind upon his diadem.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 62, No. 382, October 1847" by Various
God removed the diadem.
"The Lost Ten Tribes, and 1882" by Joseph Wild
How glossy black was that hair with its diadem of white roses!
"Wagner, the Wehr-Wolf" by George W. M. Reynolds

In poetry:

The girdle shrank; its lessening round
Still kept the shining gem,
But now her flowing locks it bound,
A lustrous diadem.
"The Girdle Of Friendship" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Not e'en a crown shall pass to heav'n,
Save that which virtue wears;
Her diadem for ever shines,
Nor time its worth impairs.
"Address To Solitude" by Elizabeth Bath
``From Jove I first received the gift,
I from Jehovah wear it now,
Nor shall profane invader lift
The diadem from off my brow.
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin
May not the soul of each be said,
O God, to be a priceless gem?
Give them to him, who for them bled,
To sparkle in his diadem!
"Hymns For Ordination and Installation IX" by John Pierpont
Take what she gives, her pine's tall stem,
Her elm with hanging spray;
She wears her mountain diadem
Still in her own proud way.
"After A Lecture On Wordsworth" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Two lives have passed from human reach,
And few have heard of them,
But joy had not been better served if each
Had worn a diadem.
"Two Lives" by Freeman Edwin Miller

In news:

Raleigh rapper King Mez is a prefect of hip-hop morals—a bright, value-driven hip-hop enthusiast whose lyrics and Jordans have just as much if not more value than his self-made diadem.
'Diadem' by Timothy Horn, 2008, crystallized rock sugar, plywood, steel.
On the far side of the cloister in the long, chapel-like room called the Treasure, she sits on her throne—a small stiff gold figure robed in gold and covered with jewels and crowned with a golden diadem.