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  • n. Nuptials.
  • n. Plural form of hymeneal.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the social event at which the ceremony of marriage is performed

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Examples

  • But the spirit of communism or communion is to continue among them, though reverence for the sacredness of the family, and respect of children for parents, not promiscuous hymeneals, are now the foundation of the state; the sexes are to be as nearly on an equality as possible; they are to meet at common tables, and to share warlike pursuits (if the women will consent), and to have a common education.

    Laws

  • Any one above or below those ages who partakes in the hymeneals shall be guilty of impiety; also every one who forms a marriage connexion at other times without the consent of the rulers.

    The Republic by Plato ; translated by Benjamin Jowett

  • Longestaffe, — meaning to assert that such hymeneals were altogether unnatural and out of the question.

    The Way We Live Now

  • It is rather hard upon readers that they should be thus hurried from the completion of hymeneals at Florence to the preparations for other hymeneals in Devonshire; but it is the nature of a complex story to be entangled with many weddings towards its close.

    He Knew He Was Right

  • Bacchanal of Pluto, with blood, with smoke, and murderous hymeneals did

    The Tragedies of Euripides, Volume I.

  • Her eyes sought Miss Quiney's; but Miss Quiney's, lifted heavenward, had encountered the ceiling upon which Mr. Manley had recently depicted the hymeneals of Venus and Vulcan, not omitting Mars; and the treatment -- a riot of the nude -- had for the moment put the redoubtable little lady out of action.

    Lady Good-for-Nothing

  • To this he wrote an answer as short, expressing his ardent wishes that those winter hymeneals might produce nothing but happiness, and saying that he would not be in town many days before he knocked at the door of No. 52, Grosvenor Place.

    Phineas Finn

  • The chorus changes its measure to one of hymeneals.

    Vittoria — Complete

  • Among them, we must distinguish the Epithalamia or hymeneals, which were peculiarly adapted to the genius of the poetess from the exquisite perception she seems to have had of whatever was attractive in either sex.

    Handbook of Universal Literature From the Best and Latest Authorities

  • It is rather hard upon readers that they should be thus hurried from the completion of hymeneals at Florence to the preparations for other hymeneals in Devonshire; but it is the nature of

    He Knew He Was Right

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