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  • n. Plural form of ceremonial.


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  • More a film about the meaning of life and human values than about death, it shows to the viewer both the Japanese customs in ceremonials held before and at the time of a person's funeral and also the concept of death as seen from the Buddhist viewpoint as merely a transition instead of an ending.

    Global Voices in English » Japan: An Oscar to “Okuribito” (Departures)

  • A period of time they call the ceremonials and proclamation and so forth.

    CNN Transcript Jul 23, 2003

  • It happened just within the past hour at the outset of a city council meeting, the portion they call the ceremonials, about half the council members were on the floor of the city council when a shooting erupted in the balcony.

    CNN Transcript Jul 23, 2003

  • Eastern, about an hour ago, in a period of time they called the ceremonials when proclamations and plaques are delivered and whatnot, the shots rang out from a balcony where the public has access to view council sessions.

    CNN Transcript Jul 23, 2003

  • The importance which scatological rites and ceremonials, that is, certain peculiar niceties practiced in connection with the emptying of the bowels, play in the evolution of the race have been extensively discussed in literature.

    Studies in Forensic Psychiatry

  • The sung ceremonials aim to bring the whole community, not an isolated individual, back to health.

    The Bushman Way of Tracking God

  • Once the volcano had settled down, the saint's mood during the ceremonials in early May became a matter of pressing concern – particularly given the numbers of non-believing servicemen in town.

    Rereading: Naples '44 by Norman Lewis

  • Danish sailor fresh from cowboying in the Argentine and with a penchant for native customs and ceremonials.

    Chapter 16

  • The passing Indian ceremonials she knew, and the perishing traditions.

    The Wit of Porportuk

  • The pattern of storms and ceremonials, of private emotion and public ritual, was established at the outset.



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