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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of huzza.


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  • In this learned tongue it was that my friend and I communicated our feelings; and, having staid nearly four hours, a time quite sufficient to express a proper sense of the honor, we departed; and, on emerging into the open high road, we threw up our hats and huzzaed, meaning no sort of disrespect, but from uncontrollable pleasure in recovered liberty.

    Autobiographical Sketches

  • The man jerked convulsively and then fell, his head snapping back as the rope tightened; someone laughed and sang out "Shame!" while another huzzaed, and then they all had their pistols out, banging away at the hanging figures which twitched and swung under the impact of the bullets.


  • The rabble, mutable as usual, huzzaed, the pipe and tabor struck up, the hobby-horse pranced, the beasts roared, and even the repentant dragon began again to coil up his spires, and prepare himself for fresh gambols.

    The Abbot

  • As they approached the market-place, they waved their hats, huzzaed, and cried aloud, No foreign connexions! —

    The Life and Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves

  • The heavens were dark with snow-showers, the wind was high and the cold severe, and gasping horses, and men prostrate on their faces unable to move, suggested a considerable amount of suffering; but all safely reached the summit, 17,930 feet, where in a snowstorm the guides huzzaed, praised their gods, and tucked rag streamers into a cairn.

    Among the Tibetans

  • They huzzaed, hallooed, danced, and sang, and, in short, were elevated to such a pitch of intoxication, that when Peregrine proposed that they should burn their periwigs, the hint was immediately approved, and they executed the frolic as one man.

    The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle

  • The rabble huzzaed him as much as they did Prince Eugene.

    The Journal to Stella

  • Some cried for them; some huzzaed, and wished them a good journey; some damned and cursed those that had brought them to it — that is, meaning the evidence, or prosecutors — many pitying them, and some few, but very few, praying for them.

    Moll Flanders

  • Jones, “dressed in a blue frock coat, metal buttons, white cloth waistcoat and breaches, with a broadsword under his arm,” was “huzzaed all the way home,” according to another paper.

    John Paul Jones

  • “They hunted together in search of the Truth,” wrote Maria Edgeworth, a contemporary writer, in a charming diary, “and huzzaed when they found her, without caring who found her first.”

    The Worldly Philosophers


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