the North Star

noun

: a bright star that can be seen in the sky in northern parts of the world when one is looking directly toward the north

Examples of the North Star in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Emotional resonance was the North Star that guided the seven years Zimbalist and his team spent working with rooftop acrobats/filmmakers Angela Nikolau and Ivan Beerkus. Sarah Shachat, IndieWire, 26 June 2024 In lieu of flowers for Porter, her obituary requests donations to the Pacific Crest Trail Association, the North Star Chapter of the Sierra Club or the Ramsey County Master Gardener program. Kristi Miller, Twin Cities, 9 June 2024 In mid-May, Minnesota raised its new flag over the state Capitol, featuring the North Star for Minnesota's motto, dark blue to represent the state's shape and light blue for its many lakes. Hope Karnopp, Journal Sentinel, 30 May 2024 Astronomers Should Take a Deeper Look at Naming Phil Plait How Astronomy Helped Create Your Smartphone’s Camera Phil Plait NASA Rejects Hubble Space Telescope Rescue Mission and Trims Its Science Lee Billings How Old Is the North Star? Nia Imara, Scientific American, 1 Mar. 2024 These mittens are a cute homage to the state in the Great Lakes region, and feature a map of the upper and lower peninsulas on each hand. $25 at Michigan Mittens Honorable mention: Michigan Bee gift set Minnesota Buffalo plaid is a classic winter pattern in the North Star State. Madison Roberts, Condé Nast Traveler, 19 Jan. 2023 The outburst will be visible in the constellation Corona Borealis and will be as bright as the North Star for about a week before fading, according to Space.com. Tribune News Service, The Mercury News, 27 May 2024 My faith has been as constant as the North Star every step of my journey. Armstrong Williams, Baltimore Sun, 31 Mar. 2024 In 2019, the North Star Hotel group paid $6.5 million to buy the property. George Avalos, The Mercury News, 12 Apr. 2024

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“The North Star.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20North%20Star. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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