Origin of rosebud
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Examples from the Web for rosebud
“The ‘Rosebud’ moment was realizing how we would only know whether that ‘future’ was true when the future was history,” she said.
Bauer literally had a Rosebud moment, but may not have had a figurative one.
From the rise of the rosebud niche to headlines about STDs outbreaks, the XXX industry may be commercially icky.Too Hot for Google: Why The Internet Giant Is Scared of Porn
July 12, 2014
Decades later, an Ailes colleague called the incident “his Rosebud story.”Speed Read: 25 Extraordinary Roger Ailes Revelations From ‘The Loudest Voice in the Room’
January 14, 2014
When the snow-filled glasses falls from his hand and he says, “Rosebud.”Mel Brooks’s 11 Favorite Movie Scenes: ‘Psycho’ to ‘Some Like It Hot’
May 20, 2013
She remembers, to his advantage, his generosity to his Rosebud and his tenants.Clarissa, Volume 3 (of 9)
Emily's face flushed like a rosebud when she laid them on the table.The Fairchild Family
Mary Martha Sherwood
The girl's rosebud lips parted in a smile of wondering delight.Bloom of Cactus
Robert Ames Bennet
I get my first rosebud and violets of this year from St. Helena's Island to-day.Hortus Inclusus
I aimed a rosebud at her; it fell into the green water, and floated away.
- the bud of a rose
- literary a pretty young woman
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Word Origin and History for rosebud
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