Definitions

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  • noun Plural form of rejoicing.

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Examples

  • When the rejoicings were at an end, the people returned to their places and the King and his son to the palace, where they sat down and fell to eating and drinking and making merry.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Our deplorings and our rejoicings are alike feeble guesses at the significance of events whose real nature is hidden from us.

    Further Records, 1848-1883: A Series of Letters

  • To him, indeed, this union was the cause of heartfelt and earnest rejoicings, which is not strange, seeing that it meant nothing less than a new lease of life to an ancient family that was on the verge of disappearance.

    Stella Fregelius

  • The rejoicings are the warmth which rejoices us; the illuminations, the flame which gives us light.

    The History of a Mouthful of Bread And its effect on the organization of men and animals

  • But the rejoicings are the most splendid at the court, for the variety of new and surprising spectacles, insomuch that strangers are invited from the neighbouring states, and the most remote parts, by the rewards and liberality of the sovereign, towards those who are the most excellent in their invention and contrivance.

    The Arabian Nights Entertainments — Volume 04

  • But the rejoicings are the most splendid at the court, for the variety of new and surprising spectacles, insomuch that strangers are invited from the neighbouring states, and the most remote parts, by the rewards and liberality of the sovereign, towards those who are the most excellent in their invention and contrivance.

    The Arabian Nights Entertainments - Complete

  • And the person affected can wear nothing but plain white clothing, not a silken or coloured garment, nor an ornament of any kind; nor can he or any of his family undertake a journey, or participate in any kind of rejoicings, lest he give offence to her.

    Rambles and Recollections of an Indian Official

  • "I pass over the ceremonies of etiquette," says the Baron de Bausset, who took part in these so-called rejoicings; "they are the same at every court.

    The Happy Days of the Empress Marie Louise

  • The chilling "Two-up Two-Down" describes a dealer's house where downstairs, a mother and "clean youngest son" listen to "Bollywood rejoicings from the video" while upstairs, two brothers with "black teeth and void pinhole eyes" hold court.

    New Light for the Old Dark by Sam Willetts

  • As they drew near, the scouts began a wild and picturesque performance in celebration of the victory, yelling, firing their guns, throwing themselves on the necks and sides of their horses to exhibit their skill in riding, and going through all sorts of barbaric evolutions and gyrations, which were continued till night, when the rejoicings were ended with the hideous scalp dance.

    She Makes Her Mouth Small & Round & Other Stories

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