I assumed, as did the other secretaries, that the president wanted us to share in the celebration.
Because it was a night for self-congratulation—a celebration of the IMW for its successes—no matter who showed up.
It was a happening, a celebration of “La Julia,” as the Italians called her, who dished up advice along with bonhomie and cheer.
The student warns Zonker that the celebration is imperiled because "President Roth thinks you're bad for Wesleyan's image."
Death is not a lugubrious occasion here, but more often a celebration of a life.
Monday dawned cloudy and threatening, as is usual with celebration days.
So, when you guessed at the date, and told parson to have the celebration then, you got it right?
Evidently it was an occasion for celebration for they all seemed in high spirits.
So time went on to the very eve of the celebration, and it was as well that the celebration had never been.
To distinguish his disciples from each, he selected as their day of weekly celebration the sixth day, or Friday.
1520s, "honoring of a day or season by appropriate festivities," formed in English from celebrate, or else from Latin celebrationem (nominative celebratio) "numerous attendance" (especially upon a festival celebration), noun of action from past participle stem of celebrare. Meaning "performance of a religious ceremony" (especially the Eucharist) is from 1570s; that of "extolling in speeches, etc." is from 1670s.