pleasure-party love

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  • As much as ever, accordingly, now that a fortnight had elapsed, the situation created for Sarah, and against which she had raised no protest, was that of her having accommodated herself to her adventure as to a pleasure-party surrendered perhaps even somewhat in excess to bustle and to “pace.”

    The Ambassadors

  • Indeed, after the first shiver of driving away from the square was over, he forgot that there was much unusual about the look of this odd pleasure-party.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 12, No. 28, July, 1873

  • Disdaining to occupy themselves with the vanquished soldiers, who cast themselves at their feet, they left them to look about the fort, without even disarming them, and began to examine their conquest, like schoolboys in vacation, laughing with all their hearts, as if they were at a pleasure-party.

    The French Immortals Series — Complete

  • Yes, Maurice found that it was good now; excited and carried away by his friend, he hurried toward the good action that was pointed out to him as he would to a pleasure-party, and while putting on his coat to go out, he said:

    The French Immortals Series — Complete

  • How much we have to suffer, in our youth, from men who think they are inviting us to a delightful pleasure-party, when they undertake to introduce us to the Danaides or Sisyphus!

    Confessions of a Fair Saint. Book VI

  • It was an extremely unlikely place to meet a lady on camel-back; there were no tourists in that part of the desert, so far back from the Nile; it was not a likely place to meet an European pleasure-party.

    There was a King in Egypt

  • Thus ended this famous moose hunt, but the talk of it lasted for many a year; and whenever a pleasure-party were out on the river enjoying a sail by moonlight, this was the one story that was never stale, and mention of "Ramrod's coffin" would cause a smile to appear on the face of even the most grave.

    The Empire Annual for Girls, 1911

  • No such thing as the sailing of an ocean steamship with a pleasure-party on a long transatlantic cruise had ever occurred before.

    Mark Twain, a Biography. Complete

  • What if the new-comers were to make some incautious reference to that pleasure-party on Saturday week?

    The Tinted Venus A Farcical Romance

  • A random breeze just sprung up had borne her so far, and now she lay becalmed, carrying, without doubt, a pleasure-party, inspired by some vague interest in ruins, and a very real interest in lunch; or the yacht's destination might be Kilronan

    The Lake

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