Sentence Examples


  • The story of Lohengrin as we know it is based on two principal motives common enough in folklore: the metamorphosis of human beings into swans, and the curious wife whose question brings disaster.
  • Lohengrin's guide (the swan) was originally the little brother who, in one version of "the Seven Swans," was compelled through the destruction of his golden chain to remain in swan form and attached himself to the fortunes of one of his brothers.
  • But in French story Helyas is not the son of Parzival, but of the king and queen of Lillefort, and the story of his birth, of himself, his five brothers and one sister is, with variations, that of "the seven swans" persecuted by the wicked grandmother, which figures in the pages of Grimm and Hans Andersen.
  • Making the Swans second favorites, as most bookies have done, seems slightly odd, tho not as curious as making Darlington favorites.
  • A hard-earned draw against their fellow promotion chasers Torquay means the Swans have still taken only nine points from their last nine matches.

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