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Usage examples for banquet

  1. If it be an entire people that through time bestow their thanks, then the thanks come as a banquet fall like a falling star over the grave of the benefactor. – The Sand-Hills of Jutland by Hans Christian Andersen
  2. You get it at the dentist's, and when you are on the list of after- dinner speakers at a large banquet and when you are waiting for the father of the Only Girl in the World to make up his mind whether he is willing to try to endure you as a son- in- law. – "Speaking of Operations--" by Irvin S. Cobb
  3. They are presents which we are to carry away with us; for it is always the custom for the men at a banquet to carry some part of it home to those women of their families who have not been present. – Roman Women Woman: In All Ages and in All Countries, Volume 2 (of 10) by Alfred Brittain
  4. It would be called in civilised lands a plain dinner, and so it was; yet it was a feast to them, a banquet to us. – By Canoe and Dog-Train by Egerton Ryerson Young
  5. That evening there was a state banquet served in the Weissesaal, at which the Kaiser read his speech in English to the King, and the King read his reply. – The Sunny Side of Diplomatic Life, 1875-1912 by Lillie DeHegermann-Lindencrone
  6. What was the name of that rich man at whose house they said Pericles was going to the banquet – The Spartan Twins by Lucy (Fitch) Perkins
  7. By the time we lands at the camp, though, I have a fair idea of the job she's tackled; and while she's havin' an interview with the C. O. I starts explorin' the scene of the banquet – The House of Torchy by Sewell Ford
  8. Our lord king is even now calling for you to come before him in the banquet hall." – Historic Girls by E. S. Brooks
  9. Some thirty or forty guests had come to the wedding- banquet and had all been sent away with tidings that the marriage had been- postponed. – The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope
  10. Shall I delay the banquet – The Rival Heirs being the Third and Last Chronicle of Aescendune by A. D. Crake
  11. I ordered a banquet to be got ready for the following evening, under the trees before my house, and invited the whole town. – The Marvellous History of the Shadowless Man and The Cold Heart by Adelbert von Chamisso Wilhelm Hauff
  12. On the following day Liu I took his leave, and the Queen of the Dungting Sea gave a farewell banquet in his honor. – The Chinese Fairy Book by Various
  13. At the banquet in the afternoon the accomplished King gave the Queen's health in a speech fit for a poet. – Life of Her Most Gracious Majesty the Queen, (Victoria) Vol II by Sarah Tytler
  14. A banquet and address. – Australia Twice Traversed, The Romance of Exploration Australia Twice Traversed. The Romance Of Exploration, Being A Narrative Compiled From The Journals Of Five Exploring Expeditions Into And Through Central South Australia, And Western Australia, From 1 by Ernest Giles
  15. Dear shall be the banquet table where their singing spirits press; Dearer be our sacred hunger, and our pilgrim loneliness. – Gloucester Moors and Other Poems by William Vaughn Moody
  16. Isn'tthat a picture of the poet's hungry and hurried feast at the banquet of life? – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  17. Tom sat there over his banquet until late. – Lost in the Fog by James De Mille
  18. About him are little pigs made of sweetmeats; they are presents to be carried away; it is the custom for men at a banquet to carry some part of it to those women of their families who have not been present..... – Roman Women Woman: In All Ages and in All Countries, Volume 2 (of 10) by Alfred Brittain
  19. I must rush off and dress for the banquet – The Story of the Amulet by E. Nesbit
  20. He told us this banquet was in honor of a lady's first visit to his house, but none of us imagined that lady to be his wife. – Peg Woffington by Charles Reade
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