The general had turned up in the bosom of his family two or three days before, but not, as usual, with the olive branch of peace in his hand, not in the garb of penitence—in which he was usually clad on such occasions—but, on the contrary, in an uncommonly bad temper.
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I couldn’t handle another compliment, another kind word from my wife, another olive branch.
Gillian Flynn -- Gone Girl
Anne grabbed the olive branch I was meant to carry and situated it in my arm.