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 Meanings and Examples of CEREMONIOUS
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ceremonious
 a.  marked by formality; strictly observant of or devoted to ceremony or ritual
Classic Sentence: (138 in 10 pages)
1  They were hungry, and the smell of the roasted kid was very savory, and your tars are not very ceremonious.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 23. The Island of Monte Cristo.
2  Notwithstanding a slight resistance on the part of Monte Cristo, whose lips turned pale, but who preserved his ceremonious smile, Andrea seized the count's hand, pressed it, jumped into his phaeton, and disappeared.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 96. The Contract.
3  Mrs. Bennet chose to consider it as given in compliment to her eldest daughter, and was particularly flattered by receiving the invitation from Mr. Bingley himself, instead of a ceremonious card.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 17
4  He was received by Mrs. Bennet with a degree of civility which made her two daughters ashamed, especially when contrasted with the cold and ceremonious politeness of her curtsey and address to his friend.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 53
5  This was not a very ceremonious way of rendering homage to a patron saint, but I believe Old Clem stood in that relation towards smiths.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XII
6  As we neared home, Joe vaguely acknowledging the occasion as an impressive and ceremonious one, went on ahead to open the front door.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XVIII
7  His cold politeness, his ceremonious grace, were worse than anything.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 8
8  The procession was to be marshalled thence to the town hall, where a solemn banquet would complete the ceremonies of the day.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XXIII. THE REVELATION OF THE SCARLET LETTER
9  Mr. Wopsle shut his eyes, and opened them again; performing both ceremonies very slowly.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXXI
10  Vronsky, who was, as it were, chief master of the ceremonies to him, was at great pains to arrange all the Russian amusements suggested by various persons to the prince.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 4: Chapter 1
11  To Levin, as to any unbeliever who respects the beliefs of others, it was exceedingly disagreeable to be present at and take part in church ceremonies.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 5: Chapter 1
12  All their other ceremonies and observances depended upon these; because men naturally believed that the God who could forecast their future weal or woe, could also bring them to pass.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XII.
13  In the religious ceremonies of the ancients neither pomp nor splendour were wanting; but to these was joined the ordinance of sacrifice, giving occasion to much bloodshed and cruelty.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER II.
14  The scheme being discovered, the senate took no steps against him beyond passing a law to limit the expense of banquets and marriage ceremonies.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VI.
15  The Negro church has done much to stop this practice, and now most marriage ceremonies are performed by the pastors.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In VIII
Example Sentence: (48 in 4 pages)
16  The priest sanctified the church with a special ceremony.
17  They were married in a civil ceremony in May.
18  The first ceremony which we went into college is an impressive ceremony.
19  Each element of the ceremony has a symbolic meaning.
20  After the ceremony, the bride lifted up her veil to kiss her husband.
21  Our headmaster rattled on for at least two hours at the opening ceremony.
22  Lots of people don't bother to go through a marriage ceremony these days.
23  At Miss Garbo's request there was a crema-tion after a private ceremony.
24  Practically the whole nation watched the ceremony on television.
25  Baroness Masham of Ilton, a member of all-party committees on the disabled, will perform the opening ceremony.
26  They will receive their awards at a ceremony in Stockholm.
27  The dead included six people attending a religious ceremony.
28  It had been a solemn and impressive ceremony and, whatever my uncertainties, I felt bound to respond.
29  Please come to the rehearsal for the opening ceremony later on Friday.
30  In a ceremony on the White House lawn, President Bush will remember the victims of September the eleventh.