An African-American tennis player who rose to fame in a sport previously dominated by whites. Ashe won many championships, including the U.S. Open and Wimbledon. He died in 1993 of AIDS, which he contracted from a blood transfusion. He is honored by a statue on Monument Avenue in Richmond, Virginia.
ash-colored; gray. extremely pale; drained of color; pallid: His face was ashen. consisting of . pertaining to the tree or its timber. made of wood from the tree. Contemporary Examples Jerry Sandusky was alert but ashen as he stood at the defense table to hear his fate. Sandusky Guilty Verdict: What’s Next for Jerry Diane […]
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a faint glow visible on the unlit side of the planet Venus in its crescent phase. Historical Examples At noon there was no sunshine, only a wan, ashen light that suffused the sky. The Trail of ’98 Robert W. Service When at last all that could be done had been done, the east was beginning […]
a son of Jacob and Zilpah. Gen. 30:12–13. one of the 12 tribes of Israel traditionally descended from him. a male given name. Contemporary Examples Her co-workers included a former Israeli soldier named Asher Karni. ‘Nuke Mom’ Marisa Sketo Kirsh on Her Vindication Michael Daly December 4, 2013 Barbara Guggenheim is a partner in the […]
Asher Brown, 1796–1886, U.S. engraver and landscape painter of the Hudson River School. Contemporary Examples Their border, the so-called Durand line, is also a vestige of British imperialism. The Afghan Gold Rush Bruce Riedel June 14, 2010 Historical Examples Durand’s work is marked throughout by sincerity and skill, if not by genius. American Men of […]