To dance attendance

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • To dance attendance to come and go obsequiously; to be or remain in waiting, at the beck and call of another, with a view to please or gain favor.
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Usage

In literature:

He was compelled to assume a smiling face as he attended their war dances.
"Daniel Boone" by John S. C. Abbott
But even as to those of either sex, the practice of dancing is attended with obviously good effects.
"A Treatise on the Art of Dancing" by Giovanni-Andrea Gallini
De Indians allus held a big dance ever' few months, an' all de niggers would try to attend.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States from Interviews with Former Slaves, Arkansas Narratives, Part 4" by Work Projects Administration
We hired a band to play in the dance house, ordered refreshments, and invited about forty ladies and gentlemen to attend.
"How Private George W. Peck Put Down The Rebellion or, The Funny Experiences of a Raw Recruit - 1887" by George W. Peck
I want you and Phil to plan right now to attend the Charity League dances next season.
"The Trail of the Hawk" by Sinclair Lewis
She knew what dances were to be given, and who were to attend the assemblies of the duchesses of the Fronde.
"Political Women (Vol. 1 of 2)" by Sutherland Menzies
He remembered the trips to Winnipeg, and the dances to which he had attended Sally Creighton.
"Hawtrey's Deputy" by Harold Bindloss
D'you expect the whole push to dance attendance on you?
"The Tale of Timber Town" by Alfred Grace
They attend entertainments at which these girls are present to sing and dance, and see nothing disgraceful in so doing.
"Things as They Are" by Amy Wilson-Carmichael
Francesca had already described him that evening to another young lady as dancing attendance on the new American.
"Aurora the Magnificent" by Gertrude Hall
Mr. STANLEY continues to attend dances, dinners and receptions at the usual hours.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 98, June 14 1890" by Various
Penny explained that she and Louise had attended the barn dance and were on their way to the Lear cabin.
"Hoofbeats on the Turnpike" by Mildred A. Wirt
He did not, however, ask her to dance, and Margaret moved away to attend to other guests.
"A Lame Dog's Diary" by S. Macnaughtan
Anna is not disinclined to attend it, but has already been invited for the same evening to a dance.
"Boris Lensky" by Ossip Schubin
Two bands were in attendance to play dance music constantly, one resting while the other played.
"Mississippi Outlaws and the Detectives" by Allan Pinkerton
Another warning came to me a few nights later, when I was invited to the home of a friend to attend a dance.
"Riches of Grace" by E. E. Byrum
As soon as the dance was over, Auriol made a sign to an attendant, who instantly disappeared.
"Auriol" by W. Harrison Ainsworth
Singing, dancing, and good feasting attended the day, which being ended, this loving couple went to bed, where their friends all left them.
"Amusing Prose Chap Books" by Various
I remember the first county ball she attended we were all ready to fight for the sake of dancing with her.
"Felix Holt, The Radical" by George Eliot
Who make the best marriages, keep the best houses, and insist on having all the pleasant people to dance attendance on them?
"Contraband" by G. J. Whyte-Melville
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In news:

The dance, which is to conclude just before the fireworks finale, will not be attended by the rabbits, sheep, goats and guinea pigs.
From hip-hop dance to puppet-eers to sign language, by the end of Sequim Community Church's weeklong summer camp, attending children will be experts at various art forms.
Stansbury High School principal Kendall Topham apologized to his student body Monday after dozens of girls were turned away from attending the school's homecoming dance on Saturday because their dresses were deemed too short.
The Bower Center has teamed up with the YMCA to provide art and dance for 169 children attending Y programs this summer.
Boxer was able to talk to Lauren Alaina this week at the CMAs about attending the homecoming dance with Jordan Trunfio.
Fifteen young couples were invited to leave the Grand Blanc homecoming dance that my 15-year-old daughter attended last weekend for dancing provocatively.
Also, they attended the Dancing with Horses Gala in September to support ASPIRE (horse back riding for individuals with disabilities).
Celebrating the artistic abilities of teens in the state, the Governor's School for the Arts selects 100 students in the fields of visual arts, dance and music to attend a three week camp at Davis & Elkins College.
The Heart of America Wing of the Commemorative Air Force invites you to attend the Wings and Swing Hangar Dance from 7:30 pm to 11 pm, Sept 15.
Raised in the US by Indian parents, I wasn't allowed to attend sleepovers, school dances, or the prom.
The Ruby Room has been providing formal dresses to teens that otherwise may not have been able to afford to attend their high school dance.
Years later, while attending a predominantly African-American school in rainy Portland, Ore. She often passed the time on chilly days by dancing during the lunch hour—much to the consternation of the Dominican nuns.
Emalie is planning to artificially kill herself so she can attend the Darkening Ball, where Oliver may have to dance with her.
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