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  • n. Plural form of huzza; alternative spelling of huzzahs.


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  • The participants, who numbered in the hundreds, returned to the site of Fort Frederick, raised a thirty-six-foot pine tree with the Constitution at its top on the very spot where the “Antis” had burned it that morning, played music, shouted huzzas, shot more cannon, then took the tree and the Constitution down and paraded them through the town.


  • Meantime the King, leaving Napoleon in the chateau to ruminate on the fickleness of fortune, drove off to see his own victorious soldiers, who greeted him with huzzas that rent the air, and must have added to the pangs of the captive Emperor.

    She Makes Her Mouth Small & Round & Other Stories

  • They jumped into the boats in the highest spirits, and bade adieu to Goree with repeated huzzas.

    The Journal of a Mission to the Interior of Africa, in the Year 1805

  • He “quivered with emotion,” and when he finished his listeners erupted in huzzas, and women waved whitehandkerchiefs.

    FORGE OF EMPIRES 1861-1871

  • When that knight DOES make his appearance, with all my heart let us go out and welcome him with our best songs, huzzas, and laurel wreaths, and eagerly recognize his valor and victory.

    Roundabout Papers

  • At the end of the novel or the play, the hero and heroine marry or die, and so there is an end of them as far as the poet is concerned, who huzzas for his young couple till the postchaise turns the corner; or fetches the hearse and plumes, and shovels them underground.

    The Virginians

  • He looked upon the sea, and the great swell, and the waves sending up a sound like the huzzas of multitudes; but all the wild scene was irksome now.

    The Hand of Ethelberta

  • The populace surrounded the house, and testified their approbation in loud huzzas.

    The Life and Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves

  • The crowd had marvellously swollen to formidable proportions and a stream of more non-committal citizens followed it along the sidewalks lending their moral support by intermittent huzzas.

    Tales of the Jazz Age

  • For the dub-a-dub rattling of the drums, with the soft noise of the gravel which murmuring disputed us our way, and the merry cheers and huzzas of the sailors, made an harmony almost as good as that of the heavenly bodies when they roll and are whirled round their spheres, which rattling of the celestial wheels Plato said he heard some nights in his sleep.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel


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