movable feast

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n movable feast a religious holiday that falls on different dates in different years
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Movable feast (Ecclesiastical) a holy day that changes date, depending on the lunar cycle. An example of such a day is Easter.
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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.”

Usage

In literature:

After breakfast, which was a movable feast at the "Widder's," he went after his mail and brought hers also.
"Lavender and Old Lace" by Myrtle Reed
The "age of discretion" is a movable feast of extraordinary uncertainty, and John Hathaway was a little behindhand in overtaking it.
"Homespun Tales" by Kate Douglas Wiggin
This is a movable feast, and occurs between the 21st of January and the 19th of February.
"My Native Land" by James Cox
MOVABLE FEASTS, festivals of the Church, the date of which varies with the date of Easter.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
Because it is a movable feast.
"My Book of Indoor Games" by Clarence Squareman
The feast was a movable one, from eight o'clock onwards.
"In the Wrong Paradise" by Andrew Lang
In Sicily all feasts are movable.
"The Call of the Blood" by Robert Smythe Hichens
Luncheon's admittedly a movable feast, isn't it?
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
The "age of discretion" is a movable feast of extraordinary uncertainty, and John Hathaway was a little behindhand in overtaking it.
"Susanna and Sue" by Kate Douglas Wiggin
The movable feast of the cocktail waned and the groups drifted upstairs.
"Ewing\'s Lady" by Harry Leon Wilson
The date of Easter regulates the dates of the other movable feasts.
"The Borghesi Astronomical Clock in the Museum of History and Technology" by Silvio A. Bedini
But that did not matter, for his meals were movable feasts.
"Where the Path Breaks" by Charles de Créspigny
Mrs. Fitz did not grace this movable feast, and Fitz and the Chancellor were rather late.
"Mrs. Fitz" by J. C. Snaith
Breakfast this morning was a "movable feast" and lasted till nine o'clock.
"The Corner House Girls' Odd Find" by Grace Brooks Hill
Easter Sunday is what is called a movable feast; it is not held each year upon the same day of the month.
"Holidays & Happy-Days" by Hamish Hendry
Dinner was a family meal, but supper seems to have been a movable feast.
"The Life and Letters of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Volume I (of 2)" by Florence A. Thomas Marshall
The date of Easter regulates the dates of the other movable feasts.
"Smithsonian Institution - United States National Museum - Bulletin 240" by Anonymous
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In news:

A movable feast rolls into Hudson.
Clayton Brothers at the Jazz Bakery's Movable Feast.
Alone at Mitt's Movable Feast on Election Day Eve.
Should Halloween be a movable candy feast.
Movable feast rolls into St Charles park.
Life's Movable Feast Headed for the Coast.
During this week's Manga Movable Feast, everyone's been talking about the fact that in Japan, Yotsuba.
As we are hosting the Manga Movable Feast this month taking a look at kids manga, we all thought this was a great time to share the joys and difficulties of reviewing manga for kids.
Welcome to the Manga Movable Feast: Kids' Table.
Movable feast of laughs.
A speedily movable feast .
During this week's Manga Movable Feast , everyone's been talking about the fact that in Japan, Yotsuba.
Welcome to the Manga Movable Feast : Kids' Table.
Easter, the Movable Feast .
I may not agree with much that Hemingway represents, but he was right that Paris is a movable a feast — and a very rich one at that.
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