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Examples of emblem in a Sentence
The flag is the emblem of our nation.
He has come to be regarded as an emblem of conservatism.
Recent Examples of emblem from the Web
The historic symbolism of bladders serving as instruments of revelry during the Mobile parades is reinforced by the presence of regal farm mules to pull the emblem floats along the streets instead of the new shiny pick-up trucks that tow the others.
Wynn, 76, has two high-profile properties on the Las Vegas Strip — Wynn and Encore — with the former bearing his famous signature as its emblem.
Instead of a sash, her state emblems and medals are on her famous handbag.
The tiara has its roots in classical antiquity and was seen as an emblem of the loss of innocence to the crowning of love.
In the interim, poor Weyeneth, who is only 24 after all, is just a kid on a fast ride, who, through no fault of his own has become both emblem and embodiment of the Trump administration's recklessness and lack of seriousness.
But their introductions are interrupted by the principal, who's irate about a snake that was spray-painted on the school emblem.
Earmarks emerged as an emblem of corruption and profligacy in the 2006 congressional election campaign in which Republicans lost control of Congress.
The only difference is that REAL ID cards will have a small emblem of a gold bear and a star in the upper right corner.
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emblem Has Greek Roots
Both "emblem" and its synonym "symbol" trace back to the Greek verb ballein, meaning "to throw." "Emblem" arose from emballein, meaning "to insert," while "symbol" comes from "symballein," Greek for to throw together. "Ballein" is also an ancestor of the words "parable" (from "paraballein," "to compare"), "metabolism" (from "metaballein," "to change"), and "problem" (from "proballein," "to throw forward"). Another (somewhat surprising) "ballein" descendant is "devil," which comes from Greek diabolos, literally meaning "slanderer." "Diabolos" in turn comes from diaballein, meaning "to throw across" or "to slander."
First Known Use of emblem
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Synonym Discussion of emblem
- The eagle is one of our national emblems.
- The lion is the symbol of courage.
- This gift is a token of our love.
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