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synonyms for christenings

  • ablution
  • christening
  • debut
  • dedication
  • immersion
  • introduction
  • launching
  • purgation
  • purge
  • purification
  • ritual
  • sanctification
  • sprinkling
  • baptismal
  • lustration
  • rite of passage
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How to use christenings in a sentence

At christenings folk will even smuggle in a reel or two, if 'tis no further on than the first or second chiel.
RETURN OF THE NATIVETHOMAS HARDY
"Mr. Carlyle does not like christenings made into festivals," Lady Isabel dreamily observed, her thoughts buried in the past.
EAST LYNNEMRS. HENRY WOOD
His infant would be baptized eight days old—one of the longest deferred christenings of the year.
AULD LICHT IDYLSJ. M. BARRIE
That reminds me, you mentioned christenings I think, Dr. Chasuble?
DRAMATIC TECHNIQUEGEORGE PIERCE BAKER
Etiquette, touching the important ceremonies of buryings and christenings, is much more observed in the country than in towns.
TREVLYN HOLDMRS. HENRY WOOD
It is the voice of rejoicing at festivals, at christenings, at marriages, and of mourning at the departure of the soul.
BAY STATE MONTHLY, VOLUME I, NO. 2, FEBRUARY, 1884VARIOUS
He says: I shall begin with the year 1593, being the first year in which any account of the christenings and burials was kept.
A HISTORY OF EPIDEMICS IN BRITAIN (VOLUME I OF II)CHARLES CREIGHTON
Christenings, birthdays, house-warmings—anything served as an excuse for a celebration among these Northern Neckers!
THE STRONGHOLDMIRIAM HAYNIE
I did not find, in the book you gave me, that it was wrong to marry young women who assisted at christenings.
VOLTAIRE'S ROMANCESFRANOIS-MARIE AROUET
Mingled with these had been accounts of dances, weddings and christenings and of curious funeral rites.
HIS FAMILYERNEST POOLE
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