Definitions for olive branch
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peace offering, olive branch(noun)
something offered to an adversary in the hope of obtaining peace
Such a branch offered as an emblem of peace.
Any symbol of peace, or peace offering to an adversary to show good will and in the hope of securing peace.
Origin: With reference to classical myth, where the olivebranch was a symbol of peace and prosperity, merging with Biblical allusion to Genesis 8:11, where a dove returns to Noah's ark as a sign that the Flood is subsiding.
The olive branch is usually a symbol of peace or victory and was historically worn by brides. This symbol, deriving from the customs of Ancient Greece, is strongest in Western culture. However, it has been found in every culture and religion to thrive in the Mediterranean basin.
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
There is no olive branch on this issue.
I was excited when we got invited to attend his speech, i thought the president's invitation...was an olive branch.
It's very hard for people in the community to take the olive branch when they see Laquan shot, they shot him like he was a dog.
As an activist you are going to stay mad because you are not going to always get all that you want, but because of the pushing and the pressure that protesters put on Ferguson, I am considering it a win and a very big win. It's an olive branch.
Kayo Cuk is about extending an olive branch, and if Ongwen comes to Barlonyo and seeks forgiveness and people see that he is sincere then he can definitely be forgiven, he would maybe bring a bull which would be slaughtered for the people to eat. It would an occasion for merriment.
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