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social occasion


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n social occasion a vaguely specified social event "the party was quite an affair","an occasion arranged to honor the president","a seemingly endless round of social functions"
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In literature:

At last the father planned a social occasion at the home to which large numbers were invited.
"Quiet Talks on Following the Christ" by S. D. Gordon
Bigot added to the occasion all the prestige of a social rout.
"Canada: the Empire of the North" by Agnes C. Laut
What are the social phenomena of this particular occasion?
"Society" by Henry Kalloch Rowe
I spoke to him once again, when we met on a social occasion.
"Half a Hero" by Anthony Hope
Moreover, there were few occasions for social intercourse.
"Impressions of South Africa" by James Bryce
In their social circumstances, we may indeed trace the occasion of decay, but they were no longer produced by cruelty.
"The History of Tasmania, Volume II (of 2)" by John West
The man determined to make the event the occasion of a social gathering.
"The Idler Magazine, Volume III, March 1893" by Various
It is part of the convenient social system of this land that no woman would presume to put in an appearance on such occasions.
"The Fulfilment of a Dream of Pastor Hsi's" by A. Mildred Cable
And thereupon they all took advantage of the occasion to denounce Socialism, of which M. Dambreuse had died a victim.
"Sentimental Education, Volume II" by Gustave Flaubert
Mrs. Mott did not manifest the slightest restraint or embarrassment during that marked social occasion.
"History of Woman Suffrage, Volume I"
But, however this may be, there are plenty of occasions when the road to poise, freedom, and joy is that of social sharing.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
Girls of good feeling should be especially careful to be modest in dress and deportment on social occasions.
"How Girls Can Help Their Country" by Juliette Low
Rural weddings and "roaring wakes" were then occasions for social rendezvous, which were not to be overlooked.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Volume 1, No. 3, August, 1850." by Various
However, the latter by themselves very often poison the mind and social morality, as we shall have occasion to see.
"The Sexual Question" by August Forel
To run away on such an occasion was not according to his habits nor his character, neither was it befitting his social status.
"The Fourth Estate, vol. 2" by Armando Palacio Valdés
From time to time on these social occasions we are prevailed upon to give one or two of our songs from the operas.
"The Secrets of a Savoyard" by Henry A. Lytton
It is rather an occasion of varied business and social interests.
"The Syrian Christ" by Abraham Mitrie Rihbany
This form of amusement is much in vogue on social occasions.
"The Silent Readers" by William D. Lewis
The room was a large bare place, occasionally let for dinners and other social occasions, but ordinarily very little used.
"The Angel" by Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
These social occasions were but the interludes between more serious pleasures.
"The Life of Johannes Brahms (Vol 2 of 2)" by Florence May

In news:

Recognizing chatting activities occurring in social occasions plays an important role of building human social network.
Nell Nolan's Social Scene: Monumental occasions for merriment .
The parish observed the occasion with a festive liturgy and social on Sept 11.
Before March has been over too long, I want to thank the hospital social work ers we have had and to use the occasion to lament the down sizing at the Putnam County Hospital that necessitated the letting go of the social work er.
Alcoholic beverages have long been an essential part of different customs and occasions – from religious events and celebrations to social situations and, at times, during an emotional crisis.
Canvasing the Seattle social, fashion and music scenes for noteworthy musings and occasions .
Nell Nolan's Social Scene: Monumental occasions for merriment.
NEW YORK (AP) — The holidays are often a highly social season that provide a good reason to wear the things you might not often have the occasion to pull out of your closet: sequins, a fancy red dress, the sexy black one.
It was a social thing for her, a way to celebrate a special occasion with girlfriends.