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Definitions of marquee

  1.   permanent canopy over an entrance of a hotel etc.
  2.   A large field tent; esp., one adapted to the use of an officer of high rank.
  3.   large and often sumptuous tent
  4.   A large field- tent.
  5.   A large field tent for outdoor entertainments.

Quotes of marquee

  1. I went to see John Mayall at the Marquee with Peter Green on guitar, and that was a particularly good gig. – Alvin Lee
  2. I went to work. That was a turning point. When you have to do eight shows a week and your name is on the marquee no matter what is going on at home or what's on the cover of the newspapers, you've got to do your job. – Marla Maples
  3. We did a gig at the Marquee and we were supposed to be paid five pounds but we never got it, and it cost us something like 10 pounds in petrol to get there to do it. So what we did was steal some equipment from The Marquee – Andy Partridge
  4. All they had to do was put my name on a marquee and watch the money roll in. – Gloria Swanson

Usage examples for marquee

  1. “ " No, but a marquee would certainly be more comfortable," said Shin Shira. ” – The Mysterious Shin Shira by George Edward Farrow
  2. “ A large marquee is provided, and a worthy lady, the incarnation of the British matron, sees to it that the curtains are properly drawn and that inquisitive small boys keep their distance. ” – The Automobilist Abroad by M. F. (Milburg Francisco) Mansfield
  3. But that sounded so fearfully affected that she was ashamed, and stammered like a little girl, " Oh- er- have you come- is it about the marquee – The Garden Party by Katherine Mansfield
  4. Close to the motor, as it came to a stand- still, the door of a great marquee stood open, and Bridget could see within, a lighted hospital ward, with rows of beds, men in scarlet bed- jackets, sitting or lying on them- flowers- nurses moving about. ” – Missing by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  5. Its general aspect, certain minor details, and sometimes an accompanying inscription, permit us to recognize in it the marquee or pavilion of the king. ” – A History of Art in Chaldæa & Assyria, v. 1 by Georges Perrot Charles Chipiez
  6. The girls again put on their wet slippers, and the next moment they found themselves inside a large marquee with a boarded floor, where a magnificent feast was prepared at the farther end. ” – Girls of the Forest by L. T. Meade
  7. The transition had been effected, at the expense of dramatic interest, but to the obvious triumph of social observances; and to Justine, after all, regaining at his side the group about the marquee the interest was not so much diminished as shifted to the no less suggestive problem of studying the friend of her youth in the unexpected character of John Amherst's wife. ” – The Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton
  8. “ " I want to see how the men are getting on with the marquee – The Garden Party by Katherine Mansfield
  9. There ensued a short conflict of words, before his feeble flutter of resistance was borne down by a resolute Miss Gaines who, as she swept him back to the marquee cried out to Amherst that her mother was asking for him too; and then Justine had time to observe that her remaining companion had no intention of responding to his hostess's appeal. ” – The Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton
  10. “ " There ought to be a marquee like we had at the choir treat," said Fidge. ” – The Mysterious Shin Shira by George Edward Farrow
  11. My first parade in a S. C. A. marquee was not only well attended but was also marked by much of hallowed influence. ” – With the Guards' Brigade from Bloemfontein to Koomati Poort and Back by Edward P. Lowry
  12. “ A monster marquee was erected on the most commanding site in the fine domain, and decorated gaily with the flags of all nations. ” – Tales of the Toys, Told by Themselves by Frances Freeling Broderip
  13. He turned with the words, moved away to the window, and looked forth at the now deserted marquee – The Bars of Iron by Ethel May Dell
  14. “ McKay was marched out of the marquee still under the escort of Cossacks. ” – The Thin Red Line; and Blue Blood by Arthur Griffiths
  15. In the hollow of the park hard by, stood the ample marquee in which his poorer neighbours were presently to feed; gossip had it that Sir Robert was already at work rebuilding his political influence. ” – Chippinge Borough by Stanley J. Weyman
  16. Breakfast was not yet over before the men came to put up the marquee – The Garden Party by Katherine Mansfield
  17. That she is to give me up her house and garden for a garden party, and I am to ask my friends; and it is to be a dance as well, for we shall ask the people to have supper at eight o'clock or so; and then we shall have a marquee and the garden all lighted up- do you see? ” – Macleod of Dare by William Black
  18. But the band is striking up; we must adjourn to the marquee – Kenelm Chillingly, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  19. Obedient to the signal, the greater part of the soldiers assembled in front of the marquee of the commander, near the centre of the encampment. ” – The Old Bell Of Independence; Or, Philadelphia In 1776 by Henry C. Watson
  20. As we turned the angle of a rising ground, a hearty cheer greeted us, and we beheld in front of an old ordnance marquee a party of some fifty fellows engaged in all the pleasing duties of the cuisine. ” – Charles O'Malley, The Irish Dragoon, Volume 2 (of 2) by Charles Lever

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