• The King's Banquet
    The King's Banquet
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n banqueting eating an elaborate meal (often accompanied by entertainment)
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The Fury waves her torch and stops the people at the banquet table eating The Fury waves her torch and stops the people at the banquet table eating

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The 1st CMA (Country Music Association) Awards, hosted by Sonny James and Bobbie Gentry, were presented at an awards banquet and show in 1967.
    • n banqueting The act of feasting; luxurious living; rich entertainment; a feast.
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  • Robert Louis Stevenson
    “Everybody, soon or late, sits down to a banquet of consequences.”
  • Robert Louis Stevenson
    “Sooner or later everyone sits down to a banquet of consequences.”
  • George Eliot
    “Death is the king of this world: 'Tis his park where he breeds life to feed him. Cries of pain are music for his banquet”
  • Proverb
    “Seven's a banquet nine a brawl.”
  • Aristotle
    “It is better to rise from life as from a banquet -- neither thirsty nor drunken.”
  • Aristotle
    “It's best to rise from life like a banquet, neither thirsty or drunken.”


In literature:

There was a banquet, followed by a licentious comedy, which is described by Infessura.
"Lucretia Borgia" by Ferdinand Gregorovius
The pale moonlight, streaming through the cellar window, lighted their banquet hall with its ghostly gleams.
"The Tale of Miss Kitty Cat" by Arthur Scott Bailey
Wasted as their flesh may be, there will still be a banquet upon their bones.
"The Lone Ranche" by Captain Mayne Reid
Love's rite claims more than banquets; rise!
"The Works of Christopher Marlowe, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Christopher Marlowe
We'll have a banquet to make up for this.
"To Win or to Die" by George Manville Fenn
On their meeting afterwards at a banquet prepared in the Culembourg mansion, after the wine had freely circulated, Brederode rose.
"The Golden Grasshopper" by W.H.G. Kingston
That day the British Champion was entertained with one of the most magnificent banquets that had ever taken place in Africa.
"The Seven Champions of Christendom" by W. H. G. Kingston
Then they led him into a banquet hall where there was music and dancing.
"King Arthur and His Knights" by Maude L. Radford
In past years at the end of every January, the freshmen had held a banquet in the opera-house of the city.
"Tess of the Storm Country" by Grace Miller White
For ye are the first invited by me to the feast when we Greeks prepare a banquet for the chiefs.
"The Iliad of Homer (1873)" by Homer

In poetry:

'I saw the summer-friend, who shared
The banquet in your hall,
Depart, nor cast one look behind
On the forsaken wall.
"A Tale" by John Logan
'The wants of nature are but few;
Her banquet soon is spread:
The tenant of the vale of tears
Requires but daily bread.
"A Tale" by John Logan
We sat at banquet, many maids,
She like a Valkyr free.
(I hated the glitter of her braids,
I hated her blue eye's glee!)
"Adelil" by Cale Young Rice
Once in the banquet-hall
These scarlet storks are heard:--
I sit at board with men o' th' sword
And knights of noble word;
"Death In Life" by Madison Julius Cawein
Nine strokes; and dropping mould
The crumbling hall is lead;
The plate is rust, the feast is dust,
The banqueters are dead.
"Death In Life" by Madison Julius Cawein
Now to the banquet we press—
Now for the eggs and the ham—
Now for the mustard and cress—
Now for the strawberry jam!
"The Sorcerer: Act II" by William Schwenck Gilbert

In news:

PRIDE OF YUNLIN': The Taiwanese weightlifter first thanked her coach, then was congratulated by county officials before being thrown a banquet by her parents.
COLUMBIA — Beer bottles from the cash bar snapped open as country music drifted from the banquet hall's ceiling speakers.
The Pearl Crisis Center Fashion Show and Business Expo filled Northern Lights Ballroom and Banquet Center in Pease to capacity this past Sunday, April 3.
The owners of Churchville Stables received the Harford Conservation Farmer of the Year award at the Harford Soil Conservation District's annual banquet, held Oct 11 at the Level Fire Hall.
Kennewick's Sandstone Cafe clinched a " souper " win Friday night during the annual Beggars' Banquet, a fundraiser for Safe Harbor Crisis Nursery and My Friends Place, a homeless shelter for teens.
Featured Articles 24 Karat Club Southeastern United States holds 36th annual Banquet.
Roanoke Valley Friends of NRA banquet, Oct 18.
Stephen Greenblatt's new book lays out a banquet of learned, graceful prose.
A Banquet Would Seem Tasteless .
Flower Delivery Hong Kong Partners With Tau Hueng Banquet.
Flower Delivery Hong Kong Ltd is pleased to announce a strategic business alliance with Tao Heung Banquet.
Marvel at the Old World 's Lavish Banquets.
38th Annual Kenai Community Awards Banquet.
The Kiwanis Club of Redmond is hosting a 75th anniversary banquet Saturday at the Juniper Golf Club in Redmond.
The Bemidji Jaycees celebrated the organization's 75th anniversary Saturday with a banquet at the Hungry Bear Banquet & Conference Center.

In science:

The author was deeply honored to be requested to give the after-dinner speech at the banquet held on 17 July 1998 as part of the conference ”Classical Chaos and its Quantum Manifestations” in honor of the 70th birthday of Boris Chirikov.
Classical Chaos and its Quantum Manifestations
It was an honor to be asked to address you after tonight’s lovely banquet, though the organizers have just requested that I do so before dinner.
Classical Chaos and its Quantum Manifestations
Graham for the ride from the banquet to the hotel so that the author could prepare for the conference summary talk of the following day.
Tau2000 Conference Summary
Am I right and can you give me a translation of these phrases? I have to give an afterdinner speech at a banquet in Fisher’s honor.
My Life with Fisher
Peach imparted after the conference banquet, the luminosity frontier is now charting the “Attoworld”, just as the energy frontier will soon explore the “Terascale”.] The world average is sin(2β ) = 0.675 ± 0.026.
Beauty 2006 -- Conference Summary and Future Prospects