from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A party of guests invited to dinner and for social intercourse or entertainment.


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  • Lowenstein then misrepresents the views of those he's characterized as a dinner-party lynch mob cohort, claiming they believe the following: "that people who take big risks should be subject to a criminal investigation; that executives of large financial firms should be criminal suspects after a crash; that public revulsion indicates likely culpability; that it is inconceivable ... that people could lose so much money absent a conspiracy; and that Wall Street bears collective guilt for which a large part of it should be incarcerated."

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  • You also do some little moves during the dinner-party scene in "Marie and Bruce."

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  • A working married man who writes thank-you notes for the Tonka Toys given to a 5-year-old or saves ribbons to wrap gifts presented to dinner-party hostesses?

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  • Camille — who filed for divorce from her famous husband, Kelsey Grammer, during shooting of the show — was involved in much of the season's drama, including her fights with Kyle Richards and the dinner-party disaster she hosted with Medium-inspiration Allison Dubois.

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  • The most interesting thing about the dinner-party conversation is that just 15-18 months ago, here in America and in many parts of Europe, the buzz of the day was that conservatism was dead or dying.

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  • The provocation comes in the form of four stories, in which the dinner-party conversation of a group of old friends 'That lamb, by the way . . .'

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  • People like my dinner-party antagonist think that animal morality is "impossible" because, often, they believe it requires language or analytical intelligence of the sort only humans have.

    Dale Peterson: Animals Have Morality, too!

  • Of course, some people will do anything to have the last word in a dinner-party argument.

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  • "This is more of a cocktail-party building than a dinner-party building," Mr. Fusco says, referring to the size of the units.

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  • This is the column that gets me expunged from dinner-party lists.

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