Patriot's Day

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Patriot's Day the 3rd Monday in April; Massachusetts and Maine celebrate the battle of Lexington and Concord in 1775
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Usage

In literature:

It's sad and disheartening enough now, God knows, but perhaps better days may dawn for the patriots.
"An Unwilling Maid" by Jeanie Gould Lincoln
Oh, would that I might live to see the day, even though my life might pay the forfeit of my father's patriotism.
"The Lord of Dynevor" by Evelyn Everett-Green
These patriots infested the days of Verus, while they alternately committed and released each other's prisoners.
"The Tatler, Volume 1, 1899" by George A. Aitken
What patriot's voice is heard in Europe or America to-day?
"The Convert" by Elizabeth Robins
He is a good patriot, therefore, who remembers St. George's Day.
"Holidays & Happy-Days" by Hamish Hendry
Lincoln's patriotic devotedness was no venture of a day or of a decade.
"Abraham Lincoln's Cardinal Traits;" by Clark S. Beardslee
The writer's attention was first drawn to it by an article in the Boston papers concerning the observances of "Patriots Day," April 19th, 1903.
"The Loyalists of Massachusetts" by James H. Stark
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In poetry:

To-day the hero-martyr's grave
Is shaken by the armed tread
Of patriotic soldiers o'er his head
Not by the footsteps of one slave!
"The Battle Autumn of 1862" by Kate Seymour Maclean
Sunk in the shade of still repose,
Unhonour'd drop the valiant dead ;--
Bright as his day shall beam the close--
He dies in Glory's patriot bed!'
"On The Death Of Lieut. Gen. Sir Ralph Abercromby. Killed At The Battle Of Alexandria, In Egypt, Marc" by Hector MacNeill
And they are taken by a patriot's mind
As kindred types of our great Saxon stock,
And that same thinker hopes some day to find
Both statues in one block.
"Arms And The Man - Heroes And Statesmen" by James Barron Hope
Meanwhile, through streets still echoing with trade,
Walk grave and thoughtful men,
Whose hands may one day wield the patriot's blade
As lightly as the pen.
"Charleston" by Henry Timrod
When fell oppression o'er the land,
Hung like a darksome day;
And crush'd beneath a tyrant's hand
A groaning people lay;
The patriot band, impell'd by thee,
Nobly strove for Liberty.
"The Lancashire Hymn." by Samuel Bamford
Come, then, resume thy charming lyre,
And sing some patriot's worth sublime,
Whilst I in fields of soft desire
Consume my fair and fruitless prime;
Whose reed aspires but to display
The flame that burns me night and day.
"Ode - So dear my Lucio is to me" by William Shenstone

In news:

It's strange, sad and fitting that Sherman Hemsley died the day after New England Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker admitted he recently underwent a hair-restoration procedure.
The New Mexico State women's basketball team derailed the George Mason Patriots 55-52 on the first day of the Aggie Hotel Encanto Thanksgiving Classic.
Rocklin's Patriot Day: Honoring heroes.
An American flag flies over people gathered Tuesday evening for the Patriot's Day remembrance at the Veteran's Memorial.
Slidell's Patriot Day Ceremony to include Isaac first responder recognition.
9/11 ceremony will mark Patriot Day in Bremerton's Evergreen Park.
Patriot's Day Has Something for Everyone.
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Consult the further reading page for a list of books and Web sites related to Patriot's Day.
Solder says he's taken this important second season day by day, which is exactly how the Patriots like their players to think.
Nearly half the town, wearing patriotic pendants and stars-and-stripes socks, joined together to mark the nation's first Patriot Day.
On tailback Danny Woodhead's first official work day as a Patriot in September, the Monday following New England's 28-14 loss to the Jets, rookie linebacker Dane Fletcher greeted the former Jet outside a Gillette Stadium meeting room.
The Patriots placed veteran receiver Donte' Stallworth on season-ending injured reserve on Tuesday, one day after he caught a 63-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Tom Brady in the team's 42-14 win over the Texans.
Patriots rookie cornerback Alfonzo Dennard had an active day Thursday on the practice field, breaking up multiple passes and showing some of the talent that made him one of the top cornerbacks available in April's draft.
TEMPERANCE — State Line Christian's basketball team played great defense all day and ran away with its own Patriot Tip-Off Tournament Friday.
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