Antonyms for merrymakings

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The king has heard of your merrymakings and of your alliance with the English king.

None of all the merrymakings in merry England surpassed the May festival.

I wish I knew where my merry friends have gone, I would like to follow them and take part in their merrymakings.

The wedding took place all over again, much finer than the first, with festivals and banquets and merrymakings for days and weeks.

He is fond of merrymakings, drunken assemblies, doctors' visits, and children's feasts.

But when the merrymakings and ringing of bells were over in all the land, the sea-people woke up to their feasts and dances.

Before a fortnight had passed he was in the merrymakings and dances, and having a most enjoyable time.

The country people flocked to the little island, and expressed their joy by merrymakings, dances, and bonfires.

But the merrymakings of the Court became more instead of less as the years went on.

It does so every night, when, in vivid dreams, it goes hunting or joins in merrymakings and so forth.