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 Meanings and Examples of FESTIVE
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 a.  offering fun and gaiety; joyous; celebratory
Classic Sentence: (58 in 4 pages)
1  Hannah hated rain as much as a cat does so she made no trouble, and they rolled away in the luxurious close carriage, feeling very festive and elegant.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER THREE
2  One of the captivating children, who seem made to be kissed and cuddled, adorned and adored like little goddesses, and produced for general approval on all festive occasions.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER FORTY-FIVE
3  Demi, as the oldest grandchild, then presented the queen of the day with various gifts, so numerous that they were transported to the festive scene in a wheelbarrow.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER FORTY-SEVEN
4  Christmas and the New Year had been celebrated at Gateshead with the usual festive cheer; presents had been interchanged, dinners and evening parties given.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER IV
5  There remained varicolored cotton dresses which Scarlett felt were not festive enough for the occasion, ball dresses and the green sprigged muslin she had worn yesterday.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER V
6  His own, at the moment, lent it a festive readiness of welcome that might well, in a disenchanted eye, have turned to paint and facility.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: Chapter 1
7  They gave up trying to be festive; they began to talk naturally, as they did at their shops and homes.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER IV
8  He felt it not only from the sound of the hoofs of the approaching cavalcade, but because as he drew near everything grew brighter, more joyful, more significant, and more festive around him.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER X
9  There was something naively festive in his air, which, in conjunction with his firm and virile features, gave him a rather comical expression.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER III
10  Anna Pavlovna's presentiment was justified, and all that morning a joyously festive mood reigned in the city.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 12: CHAPTER II
11  On the present festive occasion he emerged from his room, when the blithe bells were going, the picture of misery, in a full suit of Sunday penitentials.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In Chapter IV
12  They were driving on their way to dinner with a friend in the most festive state of mind.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 2: Chapter 5
13  The light spread upwards from the glass roof making the theatre seem a festive ark, anchored among the hulks of houses, her frail cables of lanterns looping her to her moorings.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 2
14  You are ignorant of the art of festivals.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
15  Certain unhealthy festivals disaggregate the people and convert them into the populace.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER I—THE 16TH OF FEBRUARY, 1833
Example Sentence: (41 in 3 pages)
16  They organized the festival jointly with the French cultural service.
17  The aim of the culture festival is to promote friendship between the two countries.
18  The pop festival passed off peacefully, despite the fears of local residents.
19  The music festival is a new enterprise which we hope will become an annual event.
20  The film festival is acknowledged as an event of international importance.
21  Not everyone approves of the festival.
22  The accusation of elitism seems unfair as the festival presents a wide range of music, with something to please everyone.
23  A new Czechoslovak film has had its premiere at the Karlovy Vary film festival.
24  A host of musicians will perform at the festival.
25  The performance made her the toast of the festival.
26  Harvest festival was the occasion for the collective expression of a community's religious values.
27  A series of events for teachers and students will culminate in a Shakespeare festival next year.
28  The proceeds of today's festival will go to several local charities.
29  Six theatre companies have been selected to take part in this year's festival.
30  One of the major themes of this year's festival is Africa's tortured relationship with the west, with several films making a strong case that Africa continues to be exploited.