Sentence Examples with the word festive

Every evening extracts from his great works, the Canon and the Sanatio, were dictated and explained to his pupils; among whom, when the lesson was over, he spent the rest of the night in festive enjoyment with a band of singers and players.

To get away from the temptation and bring Cynthia up to date, he left the festive group of plunderers and joined his wife in their room.

Anna Pavlovna's presentiment was justified, and all that morning a joyously festive mood reigned in the city.

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Pilgrimages to Mecca were not tied to a single time, but they were naturally associated with festive occasions, and especially with the great annual feast and market.

The picture gallery is associated with the festive scenes that occurred during the short residence of Prince Charles in 1745; and in it the election of representative peers for Scotland takes place.

But at least in private circles the festive character of the ceremonies predominated.

It was near ten o'clock the next morning when Martha awoke in a festive mood with the appetite of a hibernating bear.

He felt it not only from the sound of the hoofs of the approaching cavalcade, but because as he drew near everything grew brighter, more joyful, more significant, and more festive around him.

The mixture of races among the inhabitants, especially the presence of numerous Malays, who on all festive occasions appear in gorgeous raiment, gives additional animation and colour to the street scenes.

When after a bachelor supper he rose with his amiable and kindly smile, yielding to the entreaties of the festive company to drive off somewhere with them, shouts of delight and triumph arose among the young men.