Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)
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Ceremony (Page: 234)
Cer"e*mo*ny (?), n.;
According to all the rites of it, and according to all the ceremonies thereof shall ye keep it [the Passover]. Numb. ix. 3
Bring her up the high altar, that she may The sacred ceremonies there partake. Spenser.
[The heralds] with awful ceremony And trumpet's sound, throughout the host proclaim A solemn council. Milton.
Ceremony was but devised at first To set a gloss on . . . hollow welcomes . . . But where there is true friendship there needs none. Shak.
Al ceremonies are in themselves very silly things; but yet a man of the world should know them. Chesterfield.
Disrobe the images, If you find them decked with ceremonies. . . . Let no images Be hung with Cæsar's trophies. Shak.
Cæsar, I never stood on ceremonies, Yet, now they fright me. Shak.Master of ceremonies, an officer who determines the forms to be observed, or superintends their observance, on a public occasion. -- Not to stand on ceremony, not to be ceremonious; to be familiar, outspoken, or bold.