white lily

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n white lily white Egyptian lotus: water lily of Egypt to southeastern Africa; held sacred by the Egyptians
    • n white lily lily of eastern Mediterranean and the Balkans with broad funnel-shaped white flowers
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Usage

In literature:

Sonya was like a white lily found growing in some underground dungeon.
"The Red Cross Girls with the Russian Army" by Margaret Vandercook
Kendall's pose of lily white virtue amuses me.
"Possessed" by Cleveland Moffett
This of course is the Capitol, whose white dome rises like a blossoming lily from the dark expanse below.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Volume 11, No. 24, March, 1873" by Various
The lily was glad because her flowers were white.
"The Book of Nature Myths" by Florence Holbrook
HOW LILIES CAME WHITE.
"The Hesperides & Noble Numbers: Vol. 1 and 2" by Robert Herrick
Na, na, take back your guineas, and for luck let me have but one lily-white shilling!
"Red Cap Tales" by Samuel Rutherford Crockett
But here's Elinor, like patience on a monument, with David's letter in her lily-white paw.
"Miss Pat at School" by Pemberton Ginther
Another party came into power and the lily-white government was established.
"The Journal of Negro History, Volume 5, 1920" by Various
Double white lily 376 191.
"Vegetable Teratology" by Maxwell T. Masters
Lily had two white ones.
"A Little Girl in Old New York" by Amanda Millie Douglas
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In poetry:

When the lilies closed white lids
Over golden fancies,
Homeward drove her goats and kids.
Bright the gay moon dances
"Bouche-Mignonne" by Isabella Valancy Crawford
Though from the Hero's bleeding breast
Her pulses Freedom drew,
Though the white lilies in her crest
Sprang from that scarlet dew,­
"The Two Armies" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Lo, in his white and ruddy face
Roses and lilies strive for place;
The morning-star, the rising sun,
With equal speed and splendour run.
"The Believer's Riddle; or, the Mystery of Faith" by Ralph Erskine
And all about the order'd beds
Wandered the South wind's listless breath,
Where roses droop'd their weary heads
And lilies white as death.
"A Contrast" by Cicely Fox Smith
The roses upon her cheek still blooming,
And the red still on her lips,
While the lids of her eyes, like night-shut lilies,
Were closed in white eclipse.
"The Sleeping Princess" by Clara Doty Bates
Come with thy darkness to the healing light,
Come with thy bitter, which shall be made sweet,
And lay thy soil beside the lilies white,
At His dear feet!
"Easter Lilies" by Susan Coolidge

In news:

In Arena's My Fair Lady, "Fair" Doesn't Mean Lily White.
As the Evil Queen and stepmother to gorgeous Snow White (Lily Collins) in family fantasy Mirror Mirror (out March 30), Julia Roberts plays an aging diva hellbent on staying young and beautiful.
Music Stories Soul doesn't come naturally to the lily-white Northwest.
Normally I am not a fan of big white calla lilies.
First Look at Relativity's Snow White Project, 'Mirror Mirror,' Starring Lily Col.
It seems life wasn't always a song-and-dance for lily-white-seeming "Glee" star Cory Monteith.
Hummingbird moth enjoying our white oriental lilies.
Miss Bianca is a white mouse of great beauty and supreme self-confidence, who, courtesy of her excellent young friend, the ambassador's son, resides luxuriously in a porcelain pagoda painted with violets, primroses, and lilies of the valley.
It seems life wasn't always a song-and-dance for lily-white-seeming "Glee" star Cory Monteith .
This Friday, 'Mirror Mirror' presents a comedic spin on the Snow White story with Lily Collins as the titular princess, 'Social Network' actor Armie Hammer as Prince Charming, and Julia Roberts playing against type as the wicked queen.
Lily Collins stars in Hollywood's first of two Snow White movies this year.
I'm as lily white as they come.
Lily Collins plays Snow White in Relativity Media's family-targeted pic 'Mirror Mirrow.
Conditions at Montrose Co. 1 cup each, shortening and peanut butter 1 cup each, sugar and brown sugar 2 eggs 1 tsp vanilla 3 cups White Lily self-rising flour.
The bride wore a white chiffon gown and carried a bouquet of orange calla lilies.
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