Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Refreshment; entertainment; gratification.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of regaling; anything which regales; refreshment; entertainment.

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  • noun The act of regaling.

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Examples

  • In one of the instances that came under my personal observation a little unhulled rice was placed upon a log for the regalement of the omen bird, and a tame pet omen bird in an adjoining house was petted and fed and asked to summon its wild mates of the encircling forest to sing the song of victory.

    The Manóbos of Mindanáo Memoirs of the National Academy of Sciences, Volume XXIII, First Memoir

  • After the pig has been killed, a little of the blood is caught in a split bamboo receptacle, [17] which is then hung up in the house with the blood left in it for the regalement of these insatiate spirits.

    The Manóbos of Mindanáo Memoirs of the National Academy of Sciences, Volume XXIII, First Memoir

  • Every poem which we persecuted defenders of the faith have been bulldozed into weaving for the regalement of our persecutors shall be sung again when the other shore is reached, and when the horse and the rider are thrown into the sea.

    Eugene Field A Study In Heredity And Contradictions

  • The girl, unconscious of his stealthy regalement, was letting her clear eyes rest, in turn, on each figure that passed, on the movements of birds and dogs, watching the sunlight glisten on the grass, burnish the copper beeches, the lime-trees, and those tall poplars down there by the water.

    Complete Project Gutenberg John Galsworthy Works

  • The girl, unconscious of his stealthy regalement, was letting her clear eyes rest, in turn, on each figure that passed, on the movements of birds and dogs, watching the sunlight glisten on the grass, burnish the copper beeches, the lime-trees, and those tall poplars down there by the water.

    Beyond

  • I am indeed blissfully intoxicated with the heady aroma of these long past days of young love! the sound of her approaching footsteps in the morning, the rustling of her gown before I beheld her, as she came to bring me some dainty which she had concocted for my regalement.

    The Bride of Dreams

  • Yes, I'd really take it as a pastime and regalement if you boys would go along too. '

    The Gentle Grafter

  • For the regalement of my inside the preparations had been lavish.

    Rolling Stones

  • It would seem as if the physical ecstasy of the dance and the sensuous joy of all nature's finery had breathed their spirit into the aspiration and that the beauty of leaf and flower, all of them familiar forms of the god's metamorphosis -- accessible to their touch and for the regalement of their senses -- had brought such nearness and dearness, of affection between goddess and worshiper that all fear was removed.

    Unwritten Literature of Hawaii The Sacred Songs of the Hula

  • So, while the private home may brood into life an occasional falsity, and take a long time to do it, many of the boarding-houses and family hotels afford a swifter and more multitudinous style of moral incubation, and one old gossip will get off the nest after one hour's brooding, clucking a flock of thirty lies after her, each one picking up its little worm of juicy regalement.

    The Wedding Ring A Series of Discourses for Husbands and Wives and Those Contemplating Matrimony

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