Mount of, a small ridge E of Jerusalem, in what is now Jordan. Highest point, 2,737 feet (834m).
- Also Ol·i·vet [ol-uh-vet, -vit]. /ˈɒl əˌvɛt, -vɪt/.
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How to use Olives in a sentence
She has eyes like black Olives and shoulder-length brown hair.Whatever You Do Someone Will Die. A Short Story About Impossible Choices in Iraq | Nathan Bradley Bethea | August 31, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
They just hung around the Mount of Olives evangelizing themselves.Up To A Point: My Problem With People Who Agree With Me | P. J. O’Rourke | July 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
She remembers the house where she lived with her family and the garden where they grew tomatoes, lemons and Olives.
Palestinians and their Israeli and international allies are routinely attacked while attempting to harvest Olives.Settler Violence: Think of It Like Burning Down a Jewish Business | Edo Konrad | October 31, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
We eat dinner—maybe pasta with black Olives and a salad—and watch a movie.
Arrived in the valley of Josaphat, the body was gently placed in a sepulcher of stone not far from the Garden of Olives.Mary, Help of Christians | Various
We had sandwiches and chicken salad and Olives and three kinds of cake and ice cream for refreshments.The Sunbridge Girls at Six Star Ranch | Eleanor H. (Eleanor Hodgman) Porter
Grain and grapes and Olives furnished subsistence for all who did not live to eat.The Private Life of the Romans | Harold Whetstone Johnston
The best oil was made from Olives not fully ripe, but the largest quantity was yielded by the ripened fruit.The Private Life of the Romans | Harold Whetstone Johnston
Sarelli, who sat on her right hand, seemed to partake of little except Olives, which he dipped into a glass of sherry.Villa Rubein and Other Stories | John Galsworthy
British Dictionary definitions for Olives
Mount of Olives a hill to the east of Jerusalem: in New Testament times the village Bethany (Mark 11:11) was on its eastern slope and Gethsemane on its western one
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