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 Meanings and Examples of LION
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lion
 n.  large tawny-colored predatory cat in Africa and India
 n.  a brave or strong person
Classic Sentence: (78 in 6 pages)
1  Prefects of the police do not deem it possible that a cat can transform itself into a lion; that does happen, however, and in that lies the miracle wrought by the populace of Paris.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER V—AT BOMBARDA'S
2  On the horizon through the trees, he perceived a sort of little elevation, and on this elevation something which at that distance resembled a lion.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER I—WHAT IS MET WITH ON THE WAY FROM NIVELLES
3  It was there that the lion has been placed, the involuntary symbol of the supreme heroism of the Imperial Guard.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER IV—A
4  It was not worth while to place a lion there.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XVI—QUOT LIBRAS IN DUCE?
5  He thought himself stronger than he was, and believed that he could play at the game of the mouse and the lion.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER X—WHICH EXPLAINS HOW JAVERT GOT ON THE SCENT
6  On the first goblet this inscription could be read, monkey wine; on the second, lion wine; on the third, sheep wine; on the fourth, hog wine.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER IX—A CENTURY UNDER A GUIMPE
7  The old lion seemed to scent an unknown monster in that gloom.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER V—ORIGINALITY OF PARIS
8  They gazed into the dark barricade as one would gaze into a lion's den.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 14: CHAPTER IV—THE BARREL OF POWDER
9  When a man is as much in love as a tiger, the least that he can do is to fight like a lion.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XIV—WHEREIN WILL APPEAR THE NAME OF ENJOLRAS' MIS...
10  Jean Valjean remained inert beneath Javert's grasp, like a lion submitting to the claws of a lynx.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER IX—MARIUS PRODUCES ON SOME ONE WHO IS A JUDGE OF ...
11  The cardinal could not drive from his mind the fear he entertained of his terrible emissary--for he comprehended the strange qualities of this woman, sometimes a serpent, sometimes a lion.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 51 OFFICER
12  The idea was not that of a Christian, I knew; but without doubt, that eternal enemy of our souls, that lion roaring constantly around us, breathed it into my mind.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 56 CAPTIVITY: THE FIFTH DAY
13  "My turn," said Athos, himself trembling as the lion trembles at the sight of the serpent--"my turn.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 65 TRIAL
14  It's as if tha'd walked straight into a lion's den.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
15  And at last the man yielded with a heavy heart, and took the rose; and said he would give the lion whatever should meet him first on his return.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In LILY AND THE LION
Example Sentence: (44 in 3 pages)
16  Better be the head of a dog than the tail of a lion.
17  A good surgeon must have an eagle's eye, a lion's heart, and a lady's hand.
18  The girl stood gazing in/with pity at the old lion in the cage.
19  It is not good to wake a sleeping lion.
20  It is not good to make a sleeping lion.
21  Beard the lion in his den.
22  The lion made a quick kill.
23  March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb.
24  The lion is a member of the cat family.
25  The lion is often called the king of the jungle.
26  The lion's skin is never cheap.
27  Somebody must have opened the cage the lion couldn't have escaped on its own.
28  The cat and the lion are related species.
29  The lion stalked its prey through the long grass.
30  The hunter put the lion's head on the wall as a trophy.