Donation party

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Donation party a party assembled at the house of some one, as of a clergyman, each one bringing some present.
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Usage

In literature:

Very well, then, I've simply had a donation party of my own, that's all.
"The Damnation of Theron Ware" by Harold Frederic
They were the ones that always brought a stick of salt herrin' to the donation parties.
"Kent Knowles: Quahaug" by Joseph C. Lincoln
It was during the Pastorate of Brother Lattin that the first donation party ever held in Janesville, was given.
"Thirty Years in the Itinerancy" by Wesson Gage Miller
On the contrary, they gave him a donation party next week, at which Sister Dicey helped him to receive his guests.
"The Strength of Gideon and Other Stories" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
We had thought that the donation party we had witnessed was a generous one; after that dinner, we had no doubt of the matter.
"In Indian Mexico (1908)" by Frederick Starr
A donation party for our minister was to be given the last day of April, and the air was rife with conjectures.
"The Harvest of Years" by Martha Lewis Beckwith Ewell
It was donation party night and she had been cooking all day in preparation.
"Benefits Forgot" by Honoré Willsie
A donation party was in the air, too, and the needy pastor grew eloquent along generous, ethical lines.
"Janet of the Dunes" by Harriet T. Comstock
The donation party poured in, Sister Glory White and I standing between the kitchen table and the fireplace to receive them.
"A Circuit Rider's Wife" by Corra Harris
But he thought of donation parties, and smiled.
"The heart of happy hollow" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
Guess Uncle Sam'll have to give 'em a hist with a donation-party now 'n' then.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 81, July, 1864" by Various
An old-fashioned, up-country donation-party cannot be altogether an evening affair.
"Winter Fun" by William O. Stoddard
Are bakers and lawyers and tailors and doctors surprised by donation-parties?
"From the Easy Chair, series 3" by George William Curtis
A donation of lands was made to each member of the party; Capt.
"Oregon and Eldorado" by Thomas Bulfinch
The next day I took the stage to the city and and found out the donation party did not come off.
"Diary of an Enlisted Man" by Lawrence Van Alstyne
Sometimes there was a quilting bee or donation party at the minister's to attend.
"Boys and Girls of Colonial Days" by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey
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In news:

Kerman Beriker, managing director of The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe, hosted an invitation-only party on Oct 17 for patrons of Casa de Amparo 's Crystal Ball Gala to honor those who donated $1,000 or more.
Hilary Swank Donating Fees From Chechen Leader's Birthday Party to Charity.
0Greatlakesbaymoms.com is holding their first annual Kids Block Party September 29th and everyone is asked to bring along a diaper donation.
Donated vehicles are sold at private auction by a trusted, independent third party.
Woman's Club seeks donations for party for low- income families.
Tixelated is accepting donations for people trying to throw crazy parties.
Woman's Club seeks donations for party for low -income families.
PHILLIPSBURG — Masonic Lodge 52 is seeking donations of toys as it organizes a holiday party for local kids in need.
Former Republican Senate candidate Mark Neumann is asking his supporters to make donations to the party's nominee Tommy Thompson, two days after Neumann asked for help paying off debt from his failed campaign.
Easter Seals kids celebrate donation with a Wizard of Oz party.
In many cases, it's impossible to know whether the company whose products you buy donates to candidates or a party with whom you totally disagree.
Donations, all ages KDVS Presents the best of party pop.
Did you make a donation to a campaign or party this election year.
All of these activities helped me say goodbye, but there are many ways -- such as planting a tree, donating money, or holding a remembrance party -- to memorialize your pet.
Food and toy items donated during Big Sunday's party and sing-a-long will support vets, runaway teens, battered women, the homeless, people in recovery, struggling families with autistic children, military families and more.
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