lion

Part of speech: noun

A large yellowish brown carnivorous mammal, of the cat family, of Africa and Asia; figuratively, a celebrity.

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Usage examples "lion":

  1. In his soul he repeated to himself, " I killed Gebhr and Chamis; I killed the Bedouins; I killed the lion, and we are free." - "In Desert and Wilderness", Henryk Sienkiewicz.
  2. Not a word, sir; as a consequence I engaged rooms for you here at the Red Lion. - "The Man Who Rose Again", Joseph Hocking.
  3. His figure's against him, but he's got the heart of a lion. - "No Man's Land", H. C. McNeile.