evening star

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n evening star a planet (usually Venus) seen at sunset in the western sky
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Because of TV censorship, actress Mariette Hartley was not allowed to show her belly button on Gene Roddenberry's STAR TREK [episode #78 "All Our Yesterdays" in 1969] but later Roddenberry got even when he gave Hartley "two" belly buttons in the sci-fi movie Genesis II (1973).
    • Evening star applied to Venus, when seen in the west setting soon after the sun
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Quotations

  • Robert Townsend
    Robert Townsend
    “If you shoot for the stars and hit the moon, it's OK. But you've got to shoot for something. A lot of people don't even shoot.”
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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    “For age is opportunity no less than youth itself, though in another dress, and as the evening twilight fades away, the sky is filled with stars, invisible by day.”
  • Christopher Marlowe
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    “O, thou art fairer than the evening air clad in the beauty of a thousand stars.”
  • Henry J. Kaiser
    Henry J. Kaiser
    “I always have to dream up there against the stars. If I don't dream I will make it, I won't even get close.”
  • Les Brown
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    “Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss it you will land among the stars.”
  • Denis Waitley
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    “A life lived with integrity -- even if it lacks the trappings of fame and fortune is a shinning star in whose light others may follow in the years to come.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. ǽfnung, from ǽfen, even.

Usage

In literature:

FAIRE HESPERUS, the evening star.
"Spenser's The Faerie Queene, Book I" by Edmund Spenser
After supper, under the evening star we marched back to the barn again, which also served as our town hall.
"Tramping on Life" by Harry Kemp
This star will be visible Thursday evening at the Palmer's.
"Parisian Points of View" by Ludovic Halévy
Tell me so that I may approach him, and destroy him, even as the sun destroyeth the stars.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 1"
I reached this point in the evening, having made sixty-five miles toward the north star.
"Thirteen Months in the Rebel Army" by William G. Stevenson
And her stars gazed calmly down, even as though their calmness were answering speech.
"His Grace of Osmonde" by Frances Hodgson Burnett
The evening star, lonely and radiant, peeped over the black hill.
"The Day of the Beast" by Zane Grey
Even a Pope himself, Julius II, deferred his coronation until the stars were in a fortunate conjunction.
"The Age of Erasmus" by P. S. Allen
The evening was clear and already many stars were coming into a blue sky.
"The Texan Star" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Even without the aid of any telescope, we can see a great multitude of stars from this part of the world.
"Young Folks' Library, Volume XI (of 20)" by Various
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In poetry:

Into my deep lonely sufferings
Tenderly you shine afar,
As athwart these reeds and rushes
Trembles soft yon evening star.
"Sedge Songs" by Nikolaus Lenau
"Leave me an hour of rest; go thou
And look from yonder heights;
Perchance the valley even now
Is starred with city lights."
"Norembega" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Then, when next the star of evening
Softly sheds the silent dew,
Let me in this rustic temple,
LISSY ! meet the Muse and you.
"Verses Written In An Alcove" by Anna Laetitia Aikin Barbauld
We dwell upon a loved one's song,
As on a strain of heaven,
And think it charms the throbbing stars
That throng the halls of Even.
"Song" by James Avis Bartley
Thine eyes still shined for me, though far
I lonely roved the land or sea,
As I behold yon evening star,
Which yet beholds not me.
"To Eva" by Ralph Waldo Emerson
All a summer day I'd swing there
And I'd watch the clouds drift by,
Till the evening stars are shining
In the great dark empty sky.
"Trees" by R S Ward

In news:

Getaway Car Found in Slaying of L.A. Not Even an All-Star Cast can Save " Grace ".
Even before the diagnosis, it was clear that this kid was not going to be your average rock star.
Many have wondered if it would even be possible to match the star power of the 2nd Annual 'Outlaws & Legends Music Fest' this past March.
Millay thinks "The Iron Petticoat" is better than its checkered reputation and that audiences will especially appreciate Hepburn 's lively performance with her most unlikely co-star, even if her Russian accent is all over the place.
The rest of the Top 10 includes a slew of married women, single girls and even one star over 50.
Hitman Returns is an all-star celebration featuring even more chart-topping stars and music.
Even when Tupac Shakur's " hologram " performance at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival was still a rumor, blogs were already calling it a Star Wars -esque move.
HOLYOKE, Mass (WGGB) — If you were out in Holyoke earlier this evening, you may have spotted a few stars walking the red carpet.
LUCAS OLENIUK/TORONTO STAR Canadian households are even more vulnerable to a housing market shock than previously believed, Statistics Canada data shows.
Two of Hollywood's most famous stars, Al Pacino and Christopher Walken, celebrated the premiere of "Stand Up Guys" Sunday evening.
Robert Pattinson is making his way through the typical stages of heartbreak, and a source close to the Twilight star exclusively tells RadarOnline.com he's over the anger phase and is even contemplating a reconciliation with Kristen Stewart.
Even with its star quarterback long gone, Houston's offense will see your 90 snaps a game and raise it.
I don't even want to give this awful store any stars HORRIBLE PLACE TO SHOP FOR AND BUY JEWELRY.
We live in a fascinating media age with an even more promising future, as last week brought the news trifecta that 2015 would see the releases of 'The Avengers 2,' 'Justice League,' and 'Star Wars – Episode 7.
But Zenhausern, told the Star it is possible to do the genetic work required in a couple of hours given the high priority of identifying bin Laden – even without such technology.
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In science:

Similar simulations by Kim et al. (1999) suggest that very massive stars play an important role in the evolution of these clusters because relaxation and mass segregation times are comparable to or even smaller than the lifetimes of the stars.
The Formation of Star Clusters
The HST observations of star clusters have answered many questions, but typical of any active field of science, they have introduced even more new questions.
The Formation of Star Clusters
Though the total number of massive stars is not well determined, even if we reduce them to 10 the corresponding density is 0.18 stars pc−2 which is still ∼ 10 time larger than that of the Magellanic Clouds OB associations.
HST study of the LMC compact star forming region N83B
This obviously presumes that even the sequential star formation needs a pre-existing gas concentration, since it only provokes the collapse of the gas and will be inoperative in its absence.
HST study of the LMC compact star forming region N83B
Even in galaxies undergoing transient bursts (e.g., NGC 7479), the intensity of star formation along the bars is generally suppressed relative to that of the disk (Laine et al. 1999).
An Upper Limit to the Age of the Galactic Bar
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