- n. Plural form of asphodel.
“The olive orchards of Sampaolo are just so many wildernesses of wild flowers: violets, anemones, narcissus; irises, white ones and purple ones; daffodils, which we call asphodels; hyacinths, tulips, arums, orchids -- oh, but a perfect riot of wild flowers.”
“We were confronted with an acre of bog asphodels; thousands of golden, flowering spears radiant in the afternoon sunshine.”
“We were confronted with an acre of bog asphodels; thousands of golden, flowering spears radiant in the sunshine.”
“She WAS ethereal, sublimated by purity, as shy and modest as a violet, as fragile-slender as a lily, and her eyes, luminous and shrinking tender, were as asphodels on the sward of heaven.”
“And if they drink turbid water, they recall, passing through fields of asphodels, past sorrows that sleep within them.”
“Now he has crowned the occasion, she thought, when his hand slowly fell, as if she had seen him let fall from his great height a wreath of violets and asphodels which, fluttering slowly, lay at length upon the earth.”
“A chestnut mare had joined the black stallion, and a long-legged colt was frolicking in the illusionary sunshine, trampling the asphodels.”
“The wall opposite the entry was a floor-to-ceiling artificial window with a holo of a springtime meadow on Earth featuring a grazing black stallion, a venerable tree with fresh leaves trembling in a breeze, and droves of cyclamen and asphodels blooming around a stone fence.”
“Baby donkeys with bulbous and uncertain legs munched among the asphodels.”
“Trying to find solid mental ground and forget that hollow armor lying in the field of asphodels, he began to theorize.”
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