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  • adv. in a festal/festive manner

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. Joyously; festively; mirthfully.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a festal manner; joyfully; merrily.


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  • Here, from the London Oratory on Brompton Road is their festally decorated side altar of St. Philip Neri:

    St. Philip's Day from London and Birmingham

  • Henriette, having gone about all the morning in petticoat and bed-jacket, began to prepare herself festally directly the midday-meal was over.

    Two Tales of Old Strasbourg

  • Two candelabra, with four candles each, lighted up festally the room which had waited so many years for the wandering nephew.

    A Personal Record

  • By and by, when in her turn, back in the festally decorated house, she came to give the newly married pair her felicitations, she was well pleased to see Stuart quite himself again, smiling at her with the proud look of the bridegroom from whom no human being can wrest the prize he has just secured.

    Under the Country Sky

  • They were festally clad in celebration of our Sunday and of Seyyid Saïd's coming; the mothers walked up and down or stood in groups, talking and laughing and joking so vivaciously that one not knowing the country would never have taken them for the wives of the same man.

    Memoirs of an Arabian Princess

  • Two candelabra with four candles each lighted up festally the room which had waited so many years for the wandering nephew.

    Some Reminiscences

  • The towns were compact, in about equal proportions, of bright, new wooden houses and great and growing forest trees; and the chapel bell on the engine sounded most festally that sunny Sunday, as we drew up at one green town after another, with the townsfolk trooping in their Sunday's best to see the strangers, with the sun sparkling on the clean houses, and great domes of foliage humming overhead in the breeze.

    The Silverado Squatters

  • Indeed, the affectionate writer seems to have shared the poor people's feeling that they had thus festally received a sort of traitor with designs upon their pastor.

    Life of John Coleridge Patteson

  • The weather was uncommonly beautiful, and crowds of festally-dressed people thronged about, in part to hear the Provost, who was to preach that day, but principally to see the bridal pair.

    The Home

  • When the festally-arrayed family assembled for breakfast they presented

    The Home


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