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adjective as in immortal

noun as in poet laureate

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verb as in decorate

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verb as in grace

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Myanmar’s military assumed control of the country in a coup on Monday, ousting the democratically elected government led by Aung San Suu Kyi, and arresting the Nobel laureate and several leaders of her party in early-morning raids.

From Time

When Janet Yellen became chair of the Council of Economic Advisers in 1997, her husband, economic Nobel laureate George Akerlof, took full leave from his tenured post in Berkeley University’s economics department to support her career.

From Quartz

Everything about this inauguration seemed an effort to soothe a nation, from Garth Brooks’s simple rendition of “Amazing Grace,” to the young poet laureate Amanda Gorman who spoke of the need to step into our history before we can move beyond it.

Anyone who meets the prize committee’s nomination criteria — heads of state, former laureates and selected academics, to name a few — can offer a nomination.

From Ozy

The group in December named Rowling one of its Ripple of Hope laureates for her founding of Lumos, which works to get children worldwide out of orphanages and into families.

From Fortune

At that first meeting, activists elected Nobel laureate Andrei Sakharov to be the chair for their society.

Elie Wiesel, who was involved with the Irgun Zionist underground, is a 1986 Peace Laureate.

The West awarded him the Nobel prize for literature in 1987 and America made Brodsky its poet laureate in 1991.

Nobel Peace Laureate Shirin Ebadi supported the Iranian revolution only to have it end her career as a judge.

It was Independent People, by Nobel laureate Haldor Laxness, that put modern Icelandic literature on the global map.

The Laureate is among the English poets evidently the great favorite of our guide: the choice does honor to his head and heart.

At the Floral Games he who is crowned poet-laureate chooses the Queen, and she crowns him with a wreath of olive leaves.

Until the appearance of the biography referred to, we had known the Laureate almost wholly through his books.

Robert Bridges, the present poet-laureate, also deserves especial mention.

After the death of his friend Southey, the mantle of the Poet Laureate fell upon him.


On this page you'll find 88 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to laureate, such as: acclaimed, lionized, revered, big, big name, and eminent.

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