I do this every day, and yet the joy of waiting and at last touching again the diadem, only seems to increase as the days pass.
It is a diadem fit for a King among kings, an Emperor among emperors.
He next surveyed the picture of the young lady,—a maiden robed in jewelled attire with pearl necklace, diadem, and sceptre.
In truth it was upon that brow that he would have wished to place the diadem.
This crown of mine'—the King laid his hand upon the diadem he wore—'often gives me a headache.
I put on righteousness, and it clothed me: my judgment was as a robe and a diadem.
The queen's diadem, as it is called, is an elegant affair, rich in huge diamonds and pearls.
Americans are all equal—this is one of the gems in our diadem.
When he appeared before Queen Anne of Austria, the woman who wore a diadem thought it a privilege to kiss his mutilated hands.
How he would plead for the power that would crown him with the diadem of a preacher!
late 13c., from Old French diademe and directly from Latin diadema "cloth band worn around the head as a sign of royalty," from Greek diadema, from diadein "to bind across," from dia- "across" (see dia-) + dein "to bind," related to desmos "band," from PIE *de- "to bind." Used of the headband worn by Persian kings and adopted by Alexander the Great and his successors.
the tiara of a king (Ezek. 21:26; Isa. 28:5; 62:3); the turban (Job 29:14). In the New Testament a careful distinction is drawn between the diadem as a badge of royalty (Rev. 12:3; 13:1; 19:12) and the crown as a mark of distinction in private life. It is not known what the ancient Jewish "diadem" was. It was the mark of Oriental sovereigns. (See CROWN.)