Recent Examples on the WebEven 10th-grade standardized tests were adorned with this year’s G-20 logo, a lotus — the country’s national flower and the symbol of Modi’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).—Karishma Mehrotra, Washington Post, 8 Sep. 2023 They’re handmade by female Egyptian artisans and have clasps in the shape of lotus flowers or scarabs—my favorite detail.—Gisela Williams, Travel + Leisure, 12 Aug. 2023 Because of these attributions, the lotus is often seen alongside divine figures in some cultures.—Katie Robinson, Town & Country, 14 June 2023 First and foremost, the lotus has a life cycle unlike any other plant.—Katie Robinson, Town & Country, 14 June 2023 Few flowers are also religious symbols, but the sacred lotus qualifies.—Jessica Dukes, House Beautiful, 5 June 2023 This Fresh night cream is also rich in antioxidants, such as super lotus, which hydrates and protects the skin and leaves it more radiant.—Jessie Quinn, Peoplemag, 12 May 2023 It was composed for a ballet about a legendary ruler who finds a lotus that could grant him eternal life.—Christian Hertzog, San Diego Union-Tribune, 29 May 2023 The new Imperiale depicts the lotus flower with overlapping petals within a polished rose gold lacework.—Justin Fenner, Robb Report, 27 Mar. 2023 See More
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