“The company approached the situation with a club as opposed to an olive branch,” he said.
Despite the perils of force, however, extending the olive branch is not the answer either.
The Syrian democracy movement and the international community should offer an olive branch to senior officers in the Syrian army.
I think he expected me to thank him for hitting me repeatedly with this olive branch.
Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein took to the op-ed page of The Wall Street Journal to offer an olive branch of sorts.
It was towards a group of islands in the eastern Pacific that the olive branch was now holding its course.
The dove did not bring the olive branch of her own volition.
She felt as if the whole affair were a dream from which she might at any moment awake on board the olive branch again.
I am sure that it bears to the world the olive branch of peace.
Below these words there is very prettily engraved a dove, with an olive branch in her bill.