from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An outdoor party.


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  • To-night she told me she was to be at a lawn-party on the West Side.

    The Titan

  • He was angry and yet grateful that she had, in her genial way, taken the trouble to call and assure him that she was going to a summer lawn-party and dance.

    The Titan

  • He drew closed the plastic shower curtain on which was imprinted a French lawn-party scene

    Second Skin

  • The yachting, tennis-playing, lawn-party side of Newport was not only out of sight several miles away, but was an entirely different and separate world from the one they experienced that summer, quite as distant in spirit as it had been when they were still in Brooklyn.

    The Great Bridge

  • At a lawn-party given for the benefit of the Young Men's Christian

    In and Around Berlin

  • Two days later, the Duchess invited her friends to a lawn-party.

    After Long Years and Other Stories

  • Shirley's turn was to be a combination studio tea and lawn-party, to which all club members, both regular and honorary, not to mention their relatives and friends, had been bidden.

    The S. W. F. Club

  • You would be invited to a "lawn-party," and you would find a blaze of illumination, and potted plants enough to fill

    The Moneychangers

  • The girl was craving for companionship, and she would plead with Thyrsis to accompany her, and subject himself to the agonies of "ping-pong" and croquet; and once or twice he submitted -- and so one might have beheld them, at a lawn-party, hotly pressed by half a dozen disputants, in a debate concerning the nature of American institutions, and the future of religion and the home!

    Love's Pilgrimage

  • Although on the present occasion she was dressed as duchesses dress for a lawn-party, she seemed supremely unconscious of the fact.

    A Court of Inquiry


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