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- n. The state of being ceremonious
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality, or practice, of being ceremonious.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quaility of being ceremonious; the practice of much ceremony; formality: as, ceremoniousness of manners.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a ceremonial manner
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Wilson also dispensed with the ceremoniousness hamstringing Boston's other lyceums, such as their practice of staging elaborate quasi-military "Banner Marches," which they sometimes even performed before military veterans.
The last seven words contradict the ceremoniousness of what goes before: Lancelot is holding himself in and, as the strongest warrior present at the scene, daring anyone to contradict him.
But their austerity and ceremoniousness are skin-deep.
And, finally, such semi-civilised life abounds in a weary ceremoniousness.
Mishka had told him to expect ceremoniousness but to be at ease because no one awaited similar actions from a foreign guest.
Used as he was to acting as a "true speech" interpreter, the prospect of so much ceremoniousness in which he himself would be expected to play a central and imaginative part made him nervous.
But if you left undone anything you wished to do, waiting for my opinion, and thinking your grief would then be lighter, be it without ceremoniousness or superstition, both which things are indeed foreign to your character.
Hugh, speaking now with an elaborate ceremoniousness of utterance significant of a struggle to suppress violent emotion.
Then, forgetting all his politeness, all his ceremoniousness, all his Japanesery, he takes her by the hand, forces her to rise, to stand in the dying daylight, to let herself be seen.
Then he rose, and, stretching himself to his full height, saluted Amos with a bow of exaggerated ceremoniousness, and, turning on his heel, was soon hidden from view by the trees of the wood.
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