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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CEREMONIOUSLY

Falconer and Dick pushed their way through them none too ceremoniously.

On the threshold he faced about, and made them a bow, which they as ceremoniously returned.

She had received these ceremoniously, without losing her air of sadness.

"Your orders shall be obeyed," said Day, and ceremoniously left the cabin.

On their entry the Apache chiefs rose and saluted them ceremoniously.

He walked up to me, took both my hands and shook them ceremoniously.

By 1140 the west faade was finished and ceremoniously consecrated.

He sat down sedately and ceremoniously upon the carpet-lounge.

He greeted the Czar ceremoniously, and kissed Katherine's hand.

He took her hand and leaning over, kissed the back of it ceremoniously.

WORD ORIGIN

1550s, from Middle French cérémonieux or directly from Late Latin caerimoniosus, from Latin caerimonia (see ceremony). Meaning "full of show and ceremony" is from 1610s. Related: Ceremoniously; ceremoniousness.

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