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Atlanta native Mitchell was certainly aware that her city’s symbol was the phoenix rising from the ashes (so designated in 1888, when Reconstruction had been finally vanquished and Jim Crow was being fully instituted).
Whether the emotion is sadness, happiness, fear or exultation, the rise will be there just like the phoenix rises.
This would be the appropriate place to compare Jones to a phoenix, resilient rising out of the rock bottom of his career to re-emerge with a win.
The mostly-sheer black mini featured velvet panels, a cut-out across the stomach because #abs are happening, and also a flock of birds flying down one sleeve as well as what appear to be two large phoenixes serving as boob cover.
PHOENIX (AP) — Relatives of nine family members who were killed in a flash flood in Arizona last weekend have scheduled funeral services for early next week for all of those who died.
PHOENIX -- Authorities say a bobcat that attacked a large dog and bit a man in Arizona's Anthem Country Club area last weekend has tested positive for rabies.
The D-Backs have a lot going right for them, namely a rotation that has risen from the ashes like a phoenix (or out of Phoenix, perhaps) and ranks second in baseball in ERA.
PHOENIX — Hunter Greene does not yet have a driver's license.
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Origin and Etymology of phoenix
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
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Definition of phoenix for English Language Learners
: a magical bird in ancient stories that lives for 500 years before it burns itself to death and then is born again from its ashes
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