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Definition of Festively
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Literary usage of Festively
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1. The Lusiad: An Epic Poem by Luís de Camões, Thomas Moore Musgrave (1826)
"... Where the two Scouts, sent to explore the Town, With feigned smiles were festively caress'd. When, with the courteous message Gama sent, The presents ..."
2. Punch by Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, Shirley Brooks, Francis Cowley Burnand, Owen Seaman (1883)
"... carried away by the " go " of it, join in festively—Handel- festively, of course—with all the old spiritual and physical fervour which Eton boys need to ..."
3. First Letter to the Very Rev. J. H. Newman, D.D.: In Explanation, Chiefly in by Edward Bouverie Pusey (1869)
"... more frequently and more festively celebrated, the greater grace she obtained with God, Who truly ordered her predestinated Conception for the temporal ..."
4. Nahida Remy's The Jewish Woman by Nahida Ruth Lazarus (1916)
"What hinders the wife from making the necessary preparations, from attiring herself and the children festively; from adorning the home, and from implanting ..."
5. Early Yorkshire Schools by Arthur Francis Leach (1899)
"As these days are celebrated more festively and solemnly in the Church, so in the Refectory shall they be more festively honoured, viz., in simnel or in ..."