feasting

Definitions

  • Egyptian Feast
    Egyptian Feast
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n feasting eating an elaborate meal (often accompanied by entertainment)
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Enough is as good as a Feast Enough is as good as a Feast
THE FEAST OF INARI SAMA THE FEAST OF INARI SAMA
Strawberry Feast Strawberry Feast
THE FEAST OF THE DWARFS THE FEAST OF THE DWARFS

Quotations

  • Ernest Hemingway
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    “If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a movable feast.”
  • Francis Bacon
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    “A good conscience is a continual feast.”
  • Samuel Pepys
    Samuel Pepys
    “Strange to see how a good dinner and feasting reconciles everybody.”
  • George Herheri
    George Herheri
    “A civil guest will no more talk all, than eat all the feast.”
  • Harry A. Overstreet
    Harry A. Overstreet
    “Better a dish of illusion and a hearty appetite for life, than a feast of reality and indigestion therewith.”
  • George Santayana
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    “Life is not a spectacle or a feast; it is a predicament.”

Idioms

Feast today, famine tomorrow - If you indulge yourself with all that you have today, you may have to go without tomorrow.
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Usage

In literature:

And the ravens that night feasted on her shattered body.
"A Book of Myths" by Jean Lang
The young official was in need rather of rest than of feasting.
"Debts of Honor" by Maurus Jókai
In 1629 the Papal Bull of Urban VIII., dated September 14, 1627, was published in Manila, amidst public feasts and popular rejoicing.
"The Philippine Islands" by John Foreman
All heads were bowed while one of the brethren said a long grace and then the feast began.
"Patchwork" by Anna Balmer Myers
The narrative of the cleansing follows the story of the wedding-feast.
"My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year" by John Henry Jowett
It was feast together when plenty comes; starve together when plenty goes.
"On the Indian Trail" by Egerton Ryerson Young
He never turns aside from pleasure, or resists an invitation to the feast.
"Nights in London" by Thomas Burke
He may be slain at a feast of the dead by his master.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
Therefore loose, at once, Their steeds, and introduce them to the feast.
"The Odyssey of Homer" by Homer
After the feast the guests were led into each one of them, and introduced to the inmates.
"The Adventures of the Chevalier De La Salle and His Companions, in Their Explorations of the Prairies, Forests, Lakes, and Rivers, of the New World, and Their Interviews with the Savage Tribes, Two Hundred Years Ago" by John S. C. Abbott
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In poetry:

"Happy! Happy! Happy!"
When your life seems lone and long,
You will hear that feast's bells ringing
Far and faintly thro' my song.
"Night After The Picnic" by Abram Joseph Ryan
These are the joys he lets us know
In fields and villages below;
Gives us a relish of his love,
But keeps his noblest feast above.
"Hymn 77" by Isaac Watts
But they in murm'ring language said,
"Manna is all our feast;
We loathe this light, this airy bread;
We must have flesh to taste."
"Psalm 78 part 3" by Isaac Watts
Such is the world's gay garish feast,
In her first charming bowl
Infusing all that fires the breast,
And cheats the unstable soul.
"Second Sunday After Epiphany" by John Keble
And sinless Mirth, from care released,
Behold, unawed, thy mirrored sky,
Smiling as smiled on Cana's feast
The Master's loving eye.
"Kenoza Lake" by John Greenleaf Whittier
There the wild sweet folly
Didst them, the sad zest,
Shake of thy holy passion, Melancholy,
To glut thee on the shadowy soft feast.
"Heavenly Sorrow" by Manmohan Ghose

In news:

Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
The cross is carried by altar boys during The Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe Saturday, December 12, 2009 at the Cathedral of Saint Patrick in Norwich.
Saturday's Feast Day at the Tucumcari Historical Museum drew a steady crowd throughout day, museum manager Bruce Nutt said.
When will be John Paul II's feast day .
Feast Day at Sallie Curtis Elementary School.
Medard Feast Day is Today, June 8.
Feasting on the job.
Feasting with friends, as Equinox holds its annual Thanksgiving dinner.
Feasting on the weak.
In Santa Paula, and you'll want to be the "afterlife" of the party while enjoying the " feasting " at a reserved table for eight.
Feasting on Puyallup Fair desserts.
The French Omelet at Babette's Feast.
A Moveable Feast John Henderson.
Five Courses of Rat at an Art World 'Post-Apocalyptic Hunter- Gatherer Feast' on the Lower East Side.
Cowboys must feast on cupcakes.
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In science:

Dust can still form continuously near the star, without completely obscuring its photosphere (Feast 1997).
R Coronae Borealis stars in the Galactic Bulge discovered by EROS-2
The dotted curve corresponds to the combination of blackbodies consisting of a 5500 K star and a 1000 K dust shell in various proportions ranging from all ’star’ to all ’shell’ (from Feast 1997).
R Coronae Borealis stars in the Galactic Bulge discovered by EROS-2
Fraenkel, Mathematical chats between two physicists, in: Puzzler’s Tribute: A Feast for the Mind (D.
Difference between minimum light numbers of sigma-game and lit-only sigma-game
Examples of “non-classical” standard candles include Long Period Variables (LPVs) (Feast et al. 1989; Matsunaga et al. 2009), OGLE Small Amplitude Red Giants (OSARGs; Wray et al. 2004), eclipsing binaries (Paczy´nski 1997) and Large Amplitude δ Scuti stars (McNamara 1997).
Standard candles from the Gaia perspective
Spectra of all three stars were obtained by Feast (1972).
The MACHO Project LMC Variable Star Inventory: III. New R Coronae Borealis Stars
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