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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CELEBRATION

No woman was allowed to enter Olympia, during the celebration of the games.

At Antwerp, he happened to arrive at the celebration of the fête in honour of Rubens.

Mr. Cross and I bore our small part in the celebration in silence for a time.

So, when you guessed at the date, and told parson to have the celebration then, you got it right?

So time went on to the very eve of the celebration, and it was as well that the celebration had never been.

She darted to the child to kiss him in celebration of that first clear glance.

The above verses are included in a piece I wrote in celebration of the trip.

The legal notice for the celebration of a marriage is longer than I expected.

It was a brilliant entertainment in celebration of the Jubilee.

The occasion had, I could see, something of a celebration about it.

WORD ORIGIN

1520s, "honoring of a day or season by appropriate festivities," formed in English from celebrate, or else from Latin celebrationem (nominative celebratio) "numerous attendance" (especially upon a festival celebration), noun of action from past participle stem of celebrare. Meaning "performance of a religious ceremony" (especially the Eucharist) is from 1570s; that of "extolling in speeches, etc." is from 1670s.

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