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a regularly scheduled period spent away from work or duty, often in recreation

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And now his school years seemed like a holiday that had come to an end.
Marlow had made their acquaintance one summer in the country, where they were accustomed to take a cottage for the holidays .
You must understand that I cultivated the Fynes only in the country, in their holiday time.
I expressed no regret at missing Captain Anthony and we proceeded in silence till, on approaching the holiday cottage, Fyne suddenly and unexpectedly broke it by the hurried declaration that he would go on with me a little farther.
You've heard of the Pusey horn, which King Canute gave to the Puseys of that day, and which the gallant old squire, lately gone to his rest (whom Berkshire freeholders turned out of last Parliament, to their eternal disgrace, for voting according to his conscience), used to bring out on high days, holidays, and bonfire nights.
Well, well, I've done what I can to make you; and if you will go gadding over half Europe now, every holidays, I can't help it.
The other visitors also had explanations of their presence: one of the single gentlemen generally went to the Metropole for his holiday, but he liked cheerful company and you couldn't get that at one of those expensive hotels; and the old lady with the middle-aged daughter was having her beautiful house in London done up and she said to her daughter: "Gwennie, my dear, we must have a cheap holiday this year," and so they had come there, though of course it wasn't at all the kind of thing they were used to.
He was taking his holiday in the theatrical way, in which there was much sound sense, which characterised him.
Let any man bet me ten pound as I shall see Cliff's Holiday, and I'll go and stand by myself.
And if Dowlas was to go and stand, and say he'd never seen a wink o' Cliff's Holiday all the night through, I'd back him; and if anybody said as Cliff's Holiday was certain sure, for all that, I'd back him too.
There was no one else in the yard except a stranger, the cook's husband, who had come for the holiday.
There now, you'll have a chance of a holiday with your good man,' said Nikita, who from kindhearted politeness always said something to anyone he was alone with.
Generous Christian master,' urged the Jewish man, 'it being holiday, I looked for no one.
Sir,' the old man represented with a grave and patient air, 'there must be two parties to the transaction of business, and the holiday has left me alone.
When he set out on his holiday in the Mediterranean he had every intention of returning to London and his appointment at St.