morning star


  • Morning Star
    Morning Star
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n morning star a planet (usually Venus) seen just before sunrise in the eastern sky
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The Fallen Morning Star The Fallen Morning Star
"Thou erring Morning-star, oh! spare thyself." "Thou erring Morning-star, oh! spare thyself."

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Morning star Any one of the planets (Venus, Jupiter, Mars, or Saturn) when it precedes the sun in rising, esp. Venus. Cf. Evening star Evening.
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  • Henry David Thoreau
    “The light which puts out our eyes is darkness to us. Only that day dawns to which we are awake. There is more day to dawn. The sun is but a morning star.”
  • Lord Byron
    “Between two worlds life hovers like a star, twixt night and morn, upon the horizon's verge.”
  • Sinclair Lewis
    Sinclair Lewis
    “What is love? It is the morning and the evening star.”
  • Bible
    “Where were you... when the morning stars sang together, and all the sons (and daughters) of God shouted for joy? [4-7, Job 38:}”
  • Henry David Thoreau
    “The sun is but a morning star.”


In literature:

Thou'lt sail by the lustre of morning's bright star; Away!
"The Knickerbocker, or New-York Monthly Magazine, January 1844" by Various
His telephone called up the editors of the town with the morning star.
"Double Trouble" by Herbert Quick
And peace and good-will were with us as we went along the white way homeward beneath the Christmas morning stars.
"The Christmas Kalends of Provence" by Thomas A. Janvier
Looking from the window, he judged by the position of the stars that it was three or four o'clock in the morning.
"Mingo" by Joel Chandler Harris
The morning star shone conspicuously clear.
"The Annals of the Poor" by Legh Richmond
Newman's Court lay dark and silent under the stars on Sunday morning a little after four o'clock.
"By What Authority?" by Robert Hugh Benson
The morning, the grey cold morning, came at last; he had outwatched the stars, and listened to the matins of the waking birds.
"Henrietta Temple A Love Story" by Benjamin Disraeli
What can geologists tell you of the Rock of Ages, or mere astronomers about the Bright Morning Star?
"Moody's Anecdotes And Illustrations" by Dwight L. Moody
A stranger suddenly appeared upon the stage, fresh as the morning dew, and glittering like the morning star.
"The Young Duke" by Benjamin Disraeli
Oh, beautiful isle of memory, lighted by the morning star of life!
"Gov. Bob. Taylor's Tales" by Robert L. Taylor

In poetry:

The witch-eyed stars before him paled—
So high his scorning!—
And round the hills the rose-clouds sailed,
And it was morning.
"The River Maiden" by Victor James Daley
The Morning Star whispers to Dawn,
"Tell me that you are only for me."
"Yes," she answers,
"And also only for that nameless flower."
"Fireflies" by Rabindranath Tagore
And unto which the worlds are born,
Where Life awakes to know again
The light of stars, caress of rain,
And winds of the forgotten morn.
"The Testimony of the Suns" by George Sterling
For, when at morning I arise,
There's not a star left in the skies;
She's picked them all and dropped them down
Into the meadows of the town.
"Daisies" by Frank Dempster Sherman
Art thou abroad with the white morning star
Scaling the heights afar?
Ceaselessly mounting, O thou heart, some hill,
The springs of life to fill?
"Preparation" by Annie Adams Fields
Star of the East, how sweet art Thou,
Seen in life's early morning sky,
Ere yet a cloud has dimmed the brow,
While yet we gaze with childish eye;
"The Epiphany" by John Keble

In news:

Enlarge John O'Boyle / The Star-Ledger Governor Chris Christie and wife Mary Pat check the podium the morning of his keynote speech at the Republican Convention.
Enlarge Donna Gialanella/The Star-Ledger A motorist was killed on the Garden State Parkway this morning in a accident in Old Bridge, State Police said.
Emmy Award-winning CBS News correspondent and "Sunday Morning" contributor Bill Geist will be honored in Los Angeles when he receives a star on the legendary Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Boy oh boy, a lot of well wishes being sent out this Sunday morning to various country stars around the country.
The Hawks will take the floor this morning at 9:45 am to face Artesia at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho.
'Dancing With the Stars' All-Stars stage encore on ' Good Morning America'.
"Dancing With the Stars" All Stars winners Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani take one final spin on " Good Morning America" on November 28, 2012.
We know former 'Xena: Warrior Princess' star Lucy Lawless has still got it, but on Monday morning she lived up to her surname after being arrested protesting aboard an oil-drilling ship docked in her native New Zealand.
Robert Sciarrino/The Star-Ledger The discovery of a suspicious package at a business on Route 10 in East Hanover Friday morning prompted authorities to evacuate the area for several hours.
Funeral Services will be held Sunday, Sept 2 at 2 pm at the Morning Star Baptist Church in Demopolis.
I'm happy, the dog's happy, and on a clear fall morning, the stars will rarely disappoint anyone looking toward heaven and trying to make connections.
The Garthenia Beal Gospel Ensemble choir lifted their voices during a recent reunion performance at Morning Star Baptist Church.
View full size John O'Boyle/The Star-Ledger Gov Chris Christie addresses members of the California delegation at their St Petersburg hotel this morning.
Savannah Guthrie asked the 'Twilight' star this morning if she and Robert Pattinson are back together.
The service for Marcel De'Shon Paris, infant, who died Thursday, Sept 27, 2012, will be 10 today at Morning Star Cemetery with Pastor Charles Hood officiating.

In science:

On frames of high sky background, especially noticable during morning twilight, faint stars are excluded from the fit resulting in a slightly improved rms.
Results from the Wide Angle Search for Planets Prototype (WASP0) I: Analysis of the Pegasus Field
The second morning session focused on binaries of a black-hole and a companion star.
Matters of Gravity, the newsletter of the Topical Group in Gravitation of the American Physical Society
Most definitions of astronomy mention something about stars, including, we guess, the offering this morning from a student in Physics 20A, who described astronomy and astrology as two different ways of studying the stars.
Astrophysics in 2006
His example is that ”the Morning Star” and ”the Evening Star” denote the same planet, Venus, however the two phrases do not have the same meaning.
Does Meaning Evolve?
If they had, then the identity of the Morning star and Evening star would be as obvious to anybody who understands these phrases.
Does Meaning Evolve?