1176 examples of plume in sentences

Any one who has achieved so remarkable a success, at this place, can safely plume himself on his patience and physical endurance.

The old ones have straight gray stems, often prickly enough, and thickened in the middle; gray last year's leaves hanging down; and feathering round the top, a circular plume of pale green leaves, like those of a coconut.

[Fr.]. wreath, festoon, garland, chaplet, flower, nosegay, bouquet, posy, daisies pied and violets blue, tassel, [Love's Labor's Lost], knot; shoulder knot, apaulette^, epaulet, aigulet^, frog; star, rosette, bow; feather, plume, pompom^, panache, aigrette.

[Pope], carry with a high hand; ride the high horse, mount on one's high horse; set one's back up, bridle, toss the head; give oneself airs &c (assume) 885; boast &c 884. pride oneself on; glory in, take a pride in; pique oneself, plume oneself, hug oneself; stand upon, be proud of; put a good face on; not hide one's light under a bushel, not put one's talent in a napkin; not think small beer of oneself &c (vanity) 880.

To affect a quality, and to plume yourself upon it, is just to confess that you have not got it.

" Her marbled plume with crimson dight, Seaward she soared, and bent her flight Above the ridge of foaming white Along the harbour hollow; Then, looking grimly toward the strait, Said WILLIAM, "Truly, soon or late, There where she hovers is my fate, And where she falls I follow.

His first attempt in this kind of fiction was 'The Man of Sorrow,' published under the nom de plume of Alfred Allendale.

" "Better take no chances," Adam replied, glancing at the Rio Negro's funnel, from which a faint plume of vapor floated.

At other times the Elm assumes the shape of a plume, presenting a singularly fantastical appearance.

Sometimes it is subdivided at the usual height into three or four long branches, which are wreathed In the same manner, and form a compound plume.

" ANASTASIUS GRÜN, the nom de plume of Anton Alexander von Auersperg, a German poet (1806-1876).

CURRER BELL, the nom de plume of Charlotte Brontê, author of Jane Eyre [Air] (1816-1855).

" "If I cross out his name, or give him a nom de plume?"

Before the last call, she donned her wraps and went out to Plume Street.

I see the jaunty hat, the plume Swerve bird-like in the joyous gale, The cheeks lit up to burning bloom, The young eyes sparkling through the veil.

And Castor likewise poised his quivering lance; High waved the plume on either warrior's helm.

Every bough is like a long ostrich plume, and when one of them stands among the dark pines, it seems so light and airy that the wind might carry it away.

He felt the unreflective enthusiasm which all pacific and sedentary beings have for the plume and the sword.

The plume, and the lank hair, the point of the rapier-scabbard, the flutter of the skirt of the cloak, and one red stocking and heel; and this was the last he saw of him.

Beyond these acresupon which there were no treesthe orange groves were massed in dark green blocks and squares; with, here and there, thin rows of palms; clumps of peppers; or tall, plume-like eucalyptus; to mark the roads and the ranch homes.

Red plume returns.

Red Plume of the Royal Northwest mounted.

There was wailing on the early breeze, and darkness in the sky, When, with sable plume, and cloak, and pall, a funeral train swept by; MethoughtSt.

The sun shines, through its plume, with the softest and loveliest splendor.

It sang the Marseillaise for thee, and thou didst kiss the plume that fell from its wing: it came in the lustre of Paradise, and thou perhaps didst turn thyself away to some poor sparrow that sat with merest tinsel on its wings.

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