Definition of 'mantle'
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The second was in this rather audacious attempt to claim the mantle of the trade unions. Times, Sunday Times (2014)There is evidence that the deeper layers of the mantle may be somewhat different in composition. THE EARTH: An Intimate History (2004)The result is that these same elements are relatively depleted in the mantle above the core. THE EARTH: An Intimate History (2004)Do you know what a gas mantle is? The Glasgow Girls (1994)The first half comprises journalists and editors who may well take up the mantle. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He wears the mantle of office comfortably and looks as if he is enjoying himself. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He is ready to take on the mantle. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Time waits for no man and the sport must look to those who can take over the mantle. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Any profit that they made would then be reinvested to enable another woman to take up the mantle. Times, Sunday Times (2010)They claim the mantle of freedom, too. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We had a paraffin lamp, and in the front room we had gas with a mantle. Lost Voices of the Edwardians: 19011910 in the words of the Men & Women Who Were There (2006) Claiming the mantle of science, these voices have indulged instead in scaremongering. Times, Sunday Times (2016)In keeping with the law, he also would have taken the mantle of leadership in the family. Christianity Today (2000)But the intention is clear - to be blunt about the scale of the problem but claim the mantle of fairness. Times, Sunday Times (2009)What a mantle to inherit. The Sun (2013)Can he inherit his mantle? Times, Sunday Times (2007)This is a country that has grown used, over centuries, to wearing a mantle of greatness. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Frankly I couldn't have wished to inherit the mantle off a nicer man. Times, Sunday Times (2010)I wear the mantle of The Dude proudly. The Sun (2011)There is a vast amount of uranium still left in the earth's crust and mantle; there are four billion tonnes of the stuff dissolved in the oceans. Eating the Sun: How Plants Power the Planet (2007)
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Translations for 'mantle'
British English: mantle NOUN
If you take on the mantle of something such as a profession or an important job, you take on the responsibilities associated with it.
We have the rare opportunity to seize the mantle of national leadership.
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