Antonyms for laurels

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Stop for us at the Laurels, about eleven, or p'r'aps I'll stroll over and get you.

The fact is, her laurels, for the most part, have been gathered by Irish hands.

I reposed on the laurels which I had gathered myself, and I slept better.

At that moment Edward touched me on the shoulder and glided off through the laurels.

A slow coach, that will rob you of your laurels spite of your locomotive memory.

The laurels of the conqueror of the Turks drooped and withered in Flanders.

Then she got into the kitchen-garden, and back again through the laurels.

He was certainly senile, yet, because of his laurels, entitled to all the honours of war.

Such are the means by which the mystical cults earn their laurels.

But the laurels sounded enticing, and I was curious about the ship.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, lorrer, from Old French laurier (12c.), from Latin laurus "laurel tree," probably related to Greek daphne "laurel" (for change of d- to l- see lachrymose), probably from a pre-IE Mediterranean language. The change of second -r- to -l- after mid-14c. is by dissimilation. An emblem of victory or of distinction, hence the phrase to rest (originally repose) on one's laurels, first attested 1831.

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nounstrong praise, recognition of achievement

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nounstrong praise, recognition of achievement
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