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The philosopher was too deeply impressed to return to the festivities of Olympia.

The dancing gets faster, and the festivities are kept up late.

We sat out the first part of the festivities, which were to conclude with theatricals.

The vast blue sky, gladdened by the Sunday festivities, rejoiced.

Picture and sculpture are the celebrations and festivities of form.

It will be a bad break on the festivities he was preparing for the village people.

Then, as suddenly as if a cannon had been fired upon the Palace, the festivities were interrupted.

And they kept up the festivities all day and well into the night.

At Christmas she was taken to court, and allowed to share in the festivities and rejoicings.

But my first hours on English soil contained still other festivities.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Old French festivité, from Latin festivitatem (nominative festivitas) "good fellowship, generosity," from festivus "festive," from festum "festival or holiday," neuter of festus "of a feast" (see feast). Related: Festivities.

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