Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR VIOLETS

She had taken the bouquet of violets and breathed the perfume to cool her feverishness.

There were violets on the hillside, and I fell amongst them and lay there.

If the brute had one, he can look after it himself; and I was gathering the violets—for you.

This will afford an excellent imitation of the scent of violets.

Spring has hung over him her buds, and opened beside him her violets.

There, in an opening, lay a bank of violets, springing in the sun.

Walter's heart was not iron, and the episode of the violets may have reached it.

Why had you broken your back picking those hundreds of violets?

To think that those skinflints have not even brought a bunch of violets for their mother!

It is not amongst the roses, nor the lilies, nor the violets.'