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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR JEWEL

He would prize the jewel, and overlook the inferiority of the casket.

Even good Bishop Jewel did not disbelieve in the power of the evil eye.

There's my hand: I promise you, I'll never be called on to perform that, Honor, jewel.

She had a face of rare beauty and was the jewel of his love.

It is not well that such a jewel should be hidden in this grey casket.

The world welcomes you; and, through me, it places in your hands this jewel.

He possessed six of these horses, each in its way a jewel in the equine crown.

A sight of the jewel sent Monsieur Lausch into raptures and rages.

More by token, there's only one thing left to hope for, my jewel, and that's certain.

But the jewel was fastened in some way although it seemed a bit loose.

WORD ORIGIN

late 13c., "article of value used for adornment," from Anglo-French juel, Old French jouel "ornament, jewel" (12c.), perhaps from Medieval Latin jocale, from Latin jocus "pastime, sport," in Vulgar Latin "that which causes joy" (see joke (n.)). Another theory traces it to Latin gaudium, also with a notion of "rejoice" (see joy).

Sense of "precious stone" developed early 14c. Meaning "beloved person, admired woman" is late 14c. Colloquial family jewels "testicles" is from 1920s, but jewel as "testicle" dates to late 15c.

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