Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Church bells or chimes rung in celebration of a wedding.
“That the story can end in the old-fashioned way with wedding-bells: ‘so they married and lived happy ever after’!”
“It is years ago, now, since their wedding-bells rung out from the church-tower of Hazlewood, blending with the sweet spring-air and sunshine of a joyous May-day.”
“And then the wedding-bells begin to ring, and "the joy of the Lord is our strength!”
“When, therefore, the soul of another is exultant, and the wedding-bells are ringing, love's kindred bells ring a merry peal.”
“They love each other in a manner refreshingly whole-hearted and delightful, and we will, if you please, ring down the curtain upon them in orthodox fashion to the sound of wedding-bells.”
“As soon as you can walk up the church-aisle all the Belfield wedding-bells shall ring their loudest.”
“Can your pupils image the wedding-bells chiming from the cathedral some afternoon in June, when suddenly the ear catches the sound of a death-bell tolling from another church?”
“Such a fluttering among Society dove-cotes was seldom seen, and sound of wedding-bells rarely heard with such gleeful joy.”
“It was only in imagination that she heard Frederick Prendergast's wedding-bells when, two months later, he was united to Miss Forde in”
“But it was foolish to expect other people, people who are forever on the lookout for trousseaux and wedding-bells, and who considered these two as mere man and maid, and had no sight of them as engaging young spirits in happy conjunction -- it was foolish to expect such people to show equal consideration.”
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