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  • The Carthage doctor, annoyed at being summoned from table in the middle of a supper-party, proved dismissive.

    Chaplin’s Girl

  • Two days afterwards, on the eve of the supper-party at

    A Distinguished Provincial at Paris

  • When, at a supper-party that evening, the poet journalist explained his position to his friends in the fast set, they drowned his scruples in champagne, iced with pleasantries.

    A Distinguished Provincial at Paris

  • Yesterday evening, in gentle rain, to Bayswater for a supper-party.

    auntie joanna writes

  • We obliged the Frenchman to drink malgre lui, and in the course of a short time we had poor Whey in such a state of excitement, that he actually volunteered to sing a song, which he said he had heard at some very gay supper-party at Cambridge, and which begins:

    Mens Wives

  • He had been at a fast supper-party, given the night before by Captain the Honourable George Cinqbars, at his house in Brompton

    Vanity Fair

  • One night after a supper-party in college, at which Pen and

    The History of Pendennis

  • And I say, too, the way he smiled and glanced at Tesman when you dared not accept his invitation to this wretched little supper-party of his.

    Hedda Gabler

  • He recalls a supper-party pleasantry with something akin to tenderness; and sounds the praises of the act of drinking as if it were virtuous, or at least witty, in itself.

    Edinburgh Picturesque Notes

  • His whistling made everybody gay and happy — made those acquainted who had not spoken before, and inspired such a feeling of hilarity in the ship, that that night, as we floated over the Sea of Marmora, a general vote was expressed for broiled bones and a regular supper-party.

    Notes of a Journey From Cornhill to Grand Cairo

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