national treasure


: something that is greatly valued by the people of a country
The panda is considered one of China's national treasures.

Examples of national treasure in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Gillian Anderson has been a British national treasure for many years. Joe Utichi, Deadline, 13 June 2024 The French were simply protecting their national treasure that had almost been stolen away by Germany. Johnny Noakes, Hartford Courant, 14 Apr. 2024 Meanwhile, national treasure Dolly Parton was looking characteristically fabulous. John Russell, Peoplemag, 6 June 2024 That may be because there is not a lot of it there, accounting for around 3 percent of the country’s vinous output, but those in the know are aware that Australian Pinot Noir is an underappreciated national treasure. Jeremy Repanich, Robb Report, 7 May 2024 Colman is a national treasure, and thank god the United Kingdom was generous enough to share her with the rest of us. David Fear, Rolling Stone, 27 Mar. 2024 Related Stories Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey, Paddington) stars in the series, made up of four 45-minute episodes, as respected news host Douglas, regarded as a national treasure, with Gillan portraying his younger co-anchor Madeline. Georg Szalai, The Hollywood Reporter, 29 Feb. 2024 The 55-year-old artist last week collected the BRITs Global Icon award at the 2024 BRIT Awards in England, where she’s adopted as a national treasure. Lars Brandle, Billboard, 8 Mar. 2024 The roots and blues musician is considered a national treasure. Lily Moayeri, SPIN, 6 Mar. 2024

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“National treasure.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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