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Definitions of halloween

  1. the evening before All Saints' Day; often devoted to pranks played by young people
  2. The evening preceding Allhallows or All Saints' Day.
  3. The evening before All- Hallows or All- Saints'- Day.
  4. The evening of Oct. 31, as the vigil of All Saints' day.
  5. The eve of All- Hallows.
  6. In Scot., All Hallows' or All Saints' eve, 31st of October.
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Usage examples for halloween

  1. Being but six, she knew nothing about the fun which comes with Halloween and so she listened round- eyed with wonder to Antone, who knew all things about jack- o'- lanterns. – The Green Forest Fairy Book by Loretta Ellen Brady
  2. Now it happened one night in the season of Halloween that Antone sat carving jack- o'- lanterns to sell in the village. – The Green Forest Fairy Book by Loretta Ellen Brady
  3. Do come," she begged, " I have never been to a Halloween frolic." – The Green Forest Fairy Book by Loretta Ellen Brady
  4. How wonderfully our Halloween party was turning out! – We Girls: A Home Story by Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
  5. Keep good care of my cat until next Halloween – The Green Forest Fairy Book by Loretta Ellen Brady
  6. " How nicely we could keep Halloween said Ruth, " round this great open chimney! – We Girls: A Home Story by Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
  7. There are many other customs connected with Halloween some of them mysterious and uncanny, which you will learn by and bye. – Holidays & Happy-Days by Hamish Hendry
  8. Mrs. Hobart lent Rosamond an old English book of " Holiday Sports and Observances," with ten pages of Halloween charms in it. – We Girls: A Home Story by Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
  9. She it was who revealed to Nera the secret hiding- place, in a mysterious well, of the king's golden crown, and then betrayed her whole people by reporting to Nera the plan they had for attacking Ailill's court on the Halloween to come. – The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries by W. Y. Evans Wentz
  10. I was monstrous, a Halloween harpy. – Life Blood by Thomas Hoover
  11. On a Halloween night, standing in the twelfth rig, a man might hear her voice upon the wind. – Audrey by Mary Johnston
  12. Thomas John was beset with requests- that he would leave a lock of his hair in case he should not return, that he would mention the name of the pawn- broker from whom he got his clothes, that he would bring home a bouquet of wild flowers for Bulldog, that he would secure a supply of turnips to make lanterns for Halloween that he would be kind to Mr. Byles and see that he took a rest in his net, that he would be careful to gather up any " h's" Mr. Byles might drop on the road, and that he should not use bad language under any circumstances. – Young Barbarians by Ian Maclaren
  13. Jamie had often watched the little figures from a distance, and listened to the charming music, wondering what the inside of the castle was like; but one Halloween he got up, and took his cap, saying to his mother, " I'm awa to the castle to seek my fortune." – The Irish Fairy Book by Various
  14. They all came from that one blessed little Halloween party of ours. – We Girls: A Home Story by Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
  15. If the guests wanted to walk through a funhouse with guys jumping out of the shadows saying 'booga- booga, ' they'd go to one of the Halloween Houses in their hometowns. – Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom by Cory Doctorow
  16. In this tender mood he reads pieces like the Holy Fair or Halloween – Selections from the Prose Works of Matthew Arnold by Matthew Arnold
  17. At the end of the walk her smile vanished for she came face to face with Jim Halloween who carried a new- born lamb in his arms. – The Miller Of Old Church by Ellen Glasgow
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