hymeneals


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Synonyms for hymeneals

the social event at which the ceremony of marriage is performed

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Had we not better appoint certain festivals at which we will bring together the brides and bridegrooms, and sacrifices will be offered and suitable hymeneal songs composed by our poets: the number of weddings is a matter which must be left to the discretion of the rulers, whose aim will be to preserve the average of population?
Ah whither shall thy bitter cry not reach, What crag in all Cithaeron but shall then Reverberate thy wail, when thou hast found With what a hymeneal thou wast borne Home, but to no fair haven, on the gale!
Bent upon these hymeneal projects, and with the applause and consent of Mrs.
Micawber had not yet been solicited to plight her faith at the Hymeneal altar.'