morning star


Definition of morning star 

: a bright planet (such as Venus) seen in the eastern sky before or at sunrise

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The end result of us having hung on and the light that is shining on what has always been in us, is as bright as God’s morning star. NBC News, "Legendary actress Cicely Tyson reflects on her storied career," 27 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of morning star

1535, in the meaning defined above

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: a bright planet (as Venus) seen in the eastern sky before or at sunrise

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