Saturday, November 12, 2005
Definitions for diadem
- A crown.
- An ornamental headband worn (as by Eastern monarchs) as a badge of royalty.
- Regal power; sovereignty; empire; -- considered as symbolized by the crown.
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Citations for diadem
On the far side of the cloister in the long, chapel-like room called the Treasure, she sits on her throne -- a small stiff gold figure robed in gold and covered with jewels and crowned with a golden diadem.
The sky above is blue; the many clouds -- sun-drenched, gilded, lively -- have moved down, settled like a great diadem on the broad ring of the encircling mountains.