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The banquet drew to its conclusion, and the guests departed.

For this purpose, my honored guests, I have ordered a banquet to be prepared.

Then wine was brought in, and the banquet was served to the sound of music.

When the banquet was ended he slept in the Palace of Frozen Radiance.

Tents were put up on the edge of the saucer and a banquet was prepared.

Tapestries were hung on the walls, and willing hands prepared the banquet.

We must drink of it ourselves if we would share his banquet.

But mirthful sounds arose, the banquet was at last being served.

Finally, it was discovered that the shanty was far too small a place for our banquet.

But the banquet that was provided for them made them open their eyes indeed.

WORD ORIGIN

late 15c., "feast, sumptuous entertainment," from French banquet (15c.; in Old French only "small bench"), from Old Italian banchetto, diminutive of banco "bench;" originally a snack eaten on a bench (rather than at table), hence "a slight repast between meals;" the meaning has entirely reversed. As a verb from 1510s.

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