from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The plant furnishing the drug aloes (which see). See
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As with the flowering of the aloe-tree -- so long awaited, so strange and swift when once it comes -- man had yet to wait for his delirious impulse to Universal Brotherhood, and the forgetfulness of
The whole human race toils and moils, straining and energising, doing and suffering things multitudinous and unspeakable under the sun, in order that like the aloe-tree it may once in a hundred years produce a flower.
At his cry "Help! for the good man faileth!" she points to her aloe-tree, and reminds him that as surely as "the century-moulded bud shall burst in bloom," love and patience will soon or late conquer wrong (1872).
Not knowing what else to do to get clear of his enemy, he scrambled up an aloe-tree, that happened to be near.
The valleys are generally level from eight to four miles in breadth, and in several places intersected with rivulets, on the borders of which are frequently perceived whole groves of the aloe-tree.
As with the flowering of the aloe-tree -- so long awaited, so strange and swift when once it comes -- man had yet to wait for his delirious impulse to Universal Brotherhood, and the forgetfulness of Self. '"
"Heroic virtues," said he, "are the bons mots of life; they do not appear often, and when they do appear are too much prized, I think, like the aloe-tree, which shoots and flowers once in a hundred years.