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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HOMECOMING

All the gladness seemed to have been taken out of the homecoming.

Finally, it would be a great and glad surprise for Betty on her homecoming.

To Jerry the homecoming was even sweeter than she had dreamed.

To them the Utopia of life would have been their homecoming.

Rome had acclaimed the Cæsar and rejoiced over his homecoming.

Nevertheless she waited and watched for John Phillips' homecoming.

In my exile you have been with me, and in my homecoming you shall be with me still.

Their homecoming, after the brief honeymoon, was delightful.

Believe me, Mother, this homecoming will take place just as I have described it.

Dear me, no one ever saw such a homecoming in their life before as that of mine that day!

WORD ORIGIN

mid-13c. in literal sense of "a coming home," from home (n.) + present participle of come. Cf. Old English hamcyme "return." Attested from 1935 in U.S. high school dance sense. Used earlier in Britain in reference to the annual return of natives to the Isle of Man.

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