St John's Eve

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n St John's Eve the night before Midsummer Day
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Usage

In literature:

These ancient rites attached themselves in Christendom to St. John's Eve.
"The God-Idea of the Ancients" by Eliza Burt Gamble
This was on St. John's Eve, as it chanced.
"Taras Bulba and Other Tales" by Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Yesternighte, St. John's Eve, we went into town to see the mustering of the watch.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol VI." by Various
In parts of Norrland on St. John's Eve the bonfires are lit at the cross-roads.
"Balder The Beautiful, Vol. I." by Sir James George Frazer
He elucidates this by a singular French popular custom, held on St. John's Eve, at Jumieges.
"Modern Mythology" by Andrew Lang
There are mineral springs at Eaux-Bonnes, Eaux-Chaudes, Cambo-les-Bains (resorted to by the Basques on St John's Eve), St Christau, and Salies.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3" by Various
Yes, it's St. John's Eve.
"Skipper Worse" by Alexander Lange Kielland
Yesternighte, being St. John's Eve, we went into town to see y'e mustering of y'e watch.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Volume 2, No. 12, May, 1851." by Various
This was St. John's Eve, as it chanced.
"Devil Stories" by Various
Mind you not the St. John's Eve, when the folks had caught you in the rope?
"Trevethlan: Volume 1" by William Davy Watson
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In poetry:

'Girls that do blush and tremble with delight
On the St. John's eve of their maidenhood;
When the unsummered woman in her blood
Glows through the Parian maid, and at the sight
The flushing virgin weeps and feels herself too bright.
"A Hero's Grave" by Sydney Thompson Dobell

In news:

Jennifer Sauvage, chairperson of the 6th Annual New Year's Eve Beach Blast Off reports that more than 15,000 visitors took part in the festivities at St Johns County Pier Park — the largest number in the event's history.
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