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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CHEERS

The chairman rose to propose the toast of the evening, and was received with cheers.

Groans and cheers were mingled, and his voice at first was drowned by the din.

I love it because it is rich and beautiful, and so cheers my heart and soul.

The crowd gave three cheers, which I considered as a proof I was not so very wrong.

We were answered first with three cheers, after which we heard their story.

The Great Eastern was dressed, three cheers were given, and a salute was fired.

The students greeted her with three cheers as she came on the stage.

Victor Hugo finished his speech in the midst of applause and cheers.

By this time the cheers had become general and the conversation broke off.

But I soon got used to it, and I thoroughly enjoyed the cheers.

WORD ORIGIN

salute or toast when taking a drink, British, 1919, from plural of cheer (also cf. cheerio). Earlier it is recorded as a shout of support or encouragement (1720).

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