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  • n. Plural form of pageant.

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Examples

  • It seems to me that a press conference about beauty pageants is meaningless compared to this.

    Sound Off: Your comments 9/22/09

  • Beauty pageants do have many positive aspects but my daughter (17) has competed in pageants that were fixed, the least attractive girl won, etc etc.

    TLC's 'King of the Crown': Meet beauty pageant expert Cy Frakes | EW.com

  • The beauty pageants is quite blatant about the no looks no need to apply policy which I think is why they are so outdated and cheesy.

    chili peppers in her bedroom

  • The PRIMARY thing that drives beauty pageants is about looks even though they have thrown other components such as talent and interview skills into evaluation.

    chili peppers in her bedroom

  • Mr. Citmak says the pageants are a necessary and "overdue" addition to broaden the sport's appeal.

    Here He Comes, Mr. Camel

  • But for the basketball star turned beauty queen, the pageants were a means to an end.

    CNN Transcript Sep 13, 2008

  • More important than the pageants were the conferences of imperial statesmen which arose out of them.

    The Expansion of Europe

  • The profit which came to the town from the influx of visitors to see the pageants was a great inducement to the town government to insist on their continuance.

    An Introduction to the Industrial and Social History of England

  • School-boy days are no happier than the days of after life, but we look back upon them regretfully because we have forgotten our punishments at school, and how we grieved when our marbles were lost and our kites destroyed -- because we have forgotten all the sorrows and privations of that canonized epoch and remember only its orchard robberies, its wooden sword pageants and its fishing holydays.

    The Innocents Abroad

  • London to York-place, called Whitehall at Westminster; and at her departing from the Tower there was shot off guns which was innumerable to men's thinking; and in London divers pageants, that is to say,

    Froude's Essays in Literature and History With Introduction by Hilaire Belloc

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