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dreaming spires Line breaks: dream|ing spires

Definition of dreaming spires in English:

noun

A name for the city of Oxford.
Example sentences
  • We simply don't know, not even the inhabitants of the dreaming spires.
  • In 1958, country singing Rhodes Scholar Kris Kristofferson completed his education in the city of dreaming spires.
  • Not that the Edinburgh University-educated Chancellor is frightened to take on the dreaming spires on his own.

Origin

From ‘ Thyrsis’ (1866), a poem by Matthew Arnold.

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