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Usage examples for habanera

  1. On the stage is a brass band, which plays one single tune till day- break, and to that one single measure is danced- the habanera. – The Land of The Blessed Virgin; Sketches and Impressions in Andalusia by William Somerset Maugham
  2. The slower it plays, the more religious they think it, even though the organist may be playing a Habanera." – The Shadow of the Cathedral by Vicente Blasco Ibañez
  3. I think that I have described in a former letter the Cuban dance, the languid tropical shuffle they call the Habanera. – In the Courts of Memory 1858-1875. by L. de Hegermann-Lindencrone
  4. When I returned to the Inglaterra I demanded of a clerk where I could find a vulgar performance of, for instance, the habanera, but he shook his head doubtfully. – San Cristóbal de la Habana by Joseph Hergesheimer
  5. After supper we went into the ball- room, and saw for the first time the Cuban waltz, otherwise called Habanera, a curious dance something between a shuffle and a languid glide. – In the Courts of Memory 1858-1875. by L. de Hegermann-Lindencrone
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