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[treated as singular] The national flag of the US. It has 13 horizontal stripes, alternating red and white, which represent the original Thirteen Colonies. In the upper left corner is a field of blue with 50 white stars, which represent the 50 states.
- ‘On the wall behind was hung the Union Jack and the Stars and Stripes.’
- ‘Yesterday bouquets of lilies, pansies and white roses adorned its steps, flanked by a union flag and the Stars and Stripes.’
- ‘The Stars and Stripes was burnt in a dozen capital cities.’
- ‘He took to wearing a Stars and Stripes pin in his lapel.’
- ‘The picture of the Stars and Stripes being raised over Iwo Jima's Mount Suribachi made photographer Joe Rosenthal a household name after the war.’
- ‘Right now, that is what the Stars and Stripes does for this country.’
- ‘The Stars and Stripes would fly as it had flown the day before, and as it had under Clinton or Eisenhower.’
- ‘He looked around, expecting to see the Stars and Stripes fluttering from a nearby roof but could see nothing, only that black ripple of a shadow dancing on the wall.’
- ‘When soldiers show up wearing the Stars and Stripes on their shoulders, people know what to expect.’
- ‘They know that not every fashionable young man wants to don a T-shirt with the Stars and Stripes.’
- ‘The protesters staged their own rituals by burning the Stars and Stripes.’
- ‘One marine wrapped his face in the Stars and Stripes.’
- ‘Democrats and Republicans were praising Ronald Reagan because he had made it okay to fly the Stars and Stripes again.’
- ‘Moments earlier, the Stars and Stripes was controversially burned in the middle of Oxford.’
- ‘Today, Americans have adopted the Stars and Stripes not so much as a symbol of defiance against an aggressor but as an emblem for their grief and mourning for what happened.’
- ‘A plastic glass, plates, or paper napkins donning the Stars and Stripes add a festive mood.’
- ‘But come the resumption it was America and the Stars and Stripes that were flying high.’
- ‘CNN, NBC and ABC all made great play of The Stars and Stripes being hoisted atop the Sydney Harbour Bridge.’
- ‘The Stars and Stripes were raised over Texas, Oregon, California, and the Southwest.’
- ‘Pledging allegiance to the Stars and Stripes has nothing to do with it.’
Stars and Stripes/ˈˌstärz ən ˈstrīps/
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