star·dust | \ˈstär-ˌdəst \

Definition of stardust 

: a feeling or impression of romance, magic, or ethereality

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Belgium’s real stardust resides within the fearsome front three of Lukaku, Hazard and Mertens, which will look to continue the fine run of form and momentum gained ahead of the tournament., "World Cup Preview: Belgium vs Panama - Recent Form, Key Battle, Team News, Prediction & More," 17 June 2018 Starcatcher is a neverland of plot twists, but the heart of the story is this: Queen Victoria entrusts Lord Aster (Johnnie Hobbs Jr.) to keep magical, empowering stardust from falling into the wrong hands. Hugh Hunter,, "'Peter and the Starcatcher' at Theatre Horizon: Unbridled, unpredictable, riotously funny," 4 May 2018 Wayne Barker provides several choral numbers, especially a knockout mermaid ensemble about the power of stardust. Hugh Hunter,, "'Peter and the Starcatcher' at Theatre Horizon: Unbridled, unpredictable, riotously funny," 4 May 2018 The game’s greatest stardust at the planet’s loudest Slam? Jason Gay, WSJ, "Roger Versus Rafa! In New York? Yes! Maybe?," 5 Sep. 2017 Now these animal look-alikes, comprised of stars and stardust, number in the dozens. National Geographic, "The Giant Squid Nebula and More Animals of the Cosmos," 20 Mar. 2018 Pippa and her groom James Matthews' guest list will combine Middletons, royals, old friends, the cream of society, and a sprinkling of celebrity stardust. Marcia Moody, Town & Country, "Who Made the Guest List for Pippa Middleton's Wedding?," 15 May 2017 But earth and stardust can also be forged, arranged, and ultimately 3D printed to create life. Zoltan Istvan, Newsweek, "Quantum Archaeology: The Quest to 3D Bioprint Every Dead Person Back to Life," 9 Mar. 2018 Khan-Cullors listened as Tyson explained how humans, and the atoms and molecules in their bodies, are made out of the very stardust that helped create the universe. Timothy Bella, Daily Intelligencer, "Patrisse Khan-Cullors on 5 Years of Black Lives Matter," 18 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of stardust

1906, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of stardust was in 1906

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