Usage examples for nuptial

  1. Aug Great queen of nuptial rites, Whose power the souls unites, And fills the genial bed with chaste delights, See, we fall before thee, Prostrate we adore thee! – The Works Of John Dryden, Vol. 7 (of 18) The Duke of Guise; Albion and Albanius; Don Sebastian by John Dryden
  2. After a brief silence, in which Mr. Hawkehurst had been lost in thought, the lawyer proceeded to discuss the terms of the post- nuptial settlement necessary for the protection of his client's interests. – Charlotte's Inheritance by M. E. Braddon
  3. 14. " To the nuptial couch I went- as I thought better for me,- for the third time, with a mighty king. – The Elder Eddas of Saemund Sigfusson; and the Younger Eddas of Snorre Sturleson by Saemund Sigfusson and Snorre Sturleson
  4. The nuptial costume is fast becoming, more attractive. – My Tropic Isle by E J Banfield
  5. She slept clasping Richard's nuptial ring. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  6. Everything happens as if the larva of the Sitaris, from the moment it was hatched, knew that the male Anthophora would first emerge from the passage; that the nuptial flight would give it the means of conveying itself to the female, who would take it to a store of honey sufficient to feed it after its transformation; that, until this transformation, it could gradually eat the egg of the Anthophora, in such a way that it could at the same time feed itself, maintain itself at the surface of the honey, and also suppress the rival that otherwise would have come out of the egg. – Creative Evolution by Henri Bergson
  7. But the bridegroom who stood helpless on one side of the door, and the bride who remained locked in on the other, were new varieties of the nuptial species, even in the vast experience of Mr. Bishopriggs himself. – Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins
  8. Upon that conspicuous platform, in the presence of all the highest nobility of France, and of the most illustrious representatives of every court of Europe, Henry received the hand of the haughty princess, and the nuptial oath was administered. – Henry IV, Makers of History by John S. C. Abbott
  9. Several other cases are described, and the general result was that the eclipse was delayed and never quite complete, while although the nuptial plumage was almost fully developed in the following winter, it retained some eclipse feathers, and was also delayed and developed slowly. – Hormones and Heredity by J. T. Cunningham
  10. She seemed already to read the newspaper paragraphs announcing his capture and Flora's conquest, already to hear the Hauttons' enforced congratulations, already to see the nuptial party gathered round the altar rail of St. George's. – Cecil Castlemaine's Gage, Lady Marabout's Troubles, and Other Stories by Ouida
  11. Putting on the nuptial robe of a passion in which life itself is concerned, the woman wraps herself in purity and whiteness. – Juana by Honore de Balzac
  12. He and his creed were not merely in revolt against the herd of swine; there would be nothing special in that; I had met people before who were that; but he was tied by honor, and soon to be tied by the formidable nuptial knot, to a specimen devotee of the cult. – Lady Baltimore by Owen Wister
  13. This was sad news indeed, and to cause a diversion at the breakfast- table I took much notice of the generous Don Francisco, and promised to compose a nuptial song for his wedding- day, which had been fixed for the early part of January. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  14. Or with Nuptial Ode, lack- a- daisy! – Baboo Jabberjee, B.A. by F. Anstey
  15. There's the nuptial chamber!" – Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins
  16. Westlake bit the word out, promising himself that his first post- nuptial act would be to shake this small sister- in- law well for her impertinence. – The Madigans by Miriam Michelson
  17. At last it came stealing forth, timid, delicate, blushing like a bride from nuptial chamber, ethereal as an angel's wing, persistent as a glacial wall. – The Eagle's Heart by Hamlin Garland