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sounds of drunken revelry
  a party — especially a noisy one


to party or celebrate — especially in a noisy way
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revelry revelries
Strongly Associated with:   revel
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  • sounds of drunken revelry
  • I was caught up in the revelry.
  • And that night there was a great feast ... and revelry and dancing,
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
  • Shall I bring you a trinket from the revelry?
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass

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  • The nonstop revelry didn’t help matters.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • At which point the revelry mixed with meanness abated and King Walker handed Milkman his Winchester .22.
    Toni Morrison  --  Song of Solomon
  • But there was no air of spent revelry about him.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • The blacksmiths from a neighboring smithy, hearing the sounds of revelry in the tavern and supposing it to have been broken into, wished to force their way in too and a fight in the porch had resulted.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • Eragon joined the revelry with an abandon that surprised him.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • A large percentage would make it, probably causing mayhem in their revelry.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl

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  • When the revelry of his companions had mounted to its height, this man slipped away unobserved, and I saw no more of him till he became my comrade on the sea.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Sounds of revelry traveled to him at night from the officers’ club and kept him awake often as he turned and tossed on his cot in passive, half-voluntary exile.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • A gust of wind carried with it-or so he imagined, for he was quite a distance from the palace-the sounds of revelry, music, and laughter.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • But at night came his revelry: at night he closed his shutters, and made fast his doors, and drew forth his gold.
    George Eliot  --  Silas Marner
  • As the evening drew in, and moths began to swoop under the canopy, now lit with floating golden lanterns, the revelry became more and more uncontained.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • The prisoner’s first feeling was of joy at again breathing the pure air—for air is freedom; but he soon sighed, for he passed before La Reserve, where he had that morning been so happy, and now through the open windows came the laughter and revelry of a ball.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • In that revelry amid his throng of friends who would imagine a single foe-though a strong foe indeed- could dare to bring death’s pain on him and darkness on his eyes?
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • There has been much howling and ungodly revelry, together with such sounds as it is profanity to utter, in their habitations within the past hour, so much so, in truth, that I have fled to the Delawares in search of peace.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • By midnight the revelry was at its height.
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper
  • In the fullness of their revelry, they fluttered, chirping and frolicking from bush to bush, and tree to tree, capricious from the very profusion and variety around them.
    Washington Irving  --  The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
  • When his wife first proposed that they should give Mattie an occasional evening out he had inwardly demurred at having to do the extra two miles to the village and back after his hard day on the farm; but not long afterward he had reached the point of wishing that Starkfield might give all its nights to revelry.
    Edith Wharton  --  Ethan Frome
  • Meantime, forget this new-fall’n dignity, And fall into our rustic revelry:— Play, music!
    William Shakespeare  --  As You Like It
  • A mood of revelry suddenly took possession of her.
    Virginia Woolf  --  To the Lighthouse
  • For the world called to the heart, which stammered to reply; life, and love, and revelry, and, most falsely, hope, called the forgetful, the human heart.
    James Baldwin  --  Go Tell It on the Mountain
  • With Saphira by his side, he left the sounds of revelry behind and walked to Nasuada’s pavilion, breathing deeply of the cool evening air to clear his head.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • From the village were heard the distant sounds of revelry, mixed occasionally with loud laughter, sometimes broken by screams, and sometimes by wild strains of distant music.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • In spite of all this, the spirit of revelry was wanting in the atmosphere of the house.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • Then the colonel, who began to show signs of feebleness, sat down on a bench in the courtyard and began demonstrating to Yashvin the superiority of Russia over Poland, especially in cavalry attack, and there was a lull in the revelry for a moment.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • Florentino Ariza, prostrate with grief, had gone to the farthest corner of the deck where the noise of the revelry could not reach him, and he put on Lotario Thugut’s overcoat in an effort to overcome the shivering in his bones.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • Those humble replicas of the revelry of former times served to show Aureliano Segundo himself how much his spirits had declined and to what a degree his skill as a masterful carouser had dried up.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • That the quiet Elizabeth, who had long ago appraised life at a moderate value, and who knew in spite of her maidenhood that marriage was as a rule no dancing matter, should have had zest for this revelry surprised him still more.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • The sublimities, the perpetuities, might have left him as he was: but this tent pitched for a day’s revelry spread a roof of oblivion between himself and his fixed sky.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • "There was a sound of revelry by night," and "The Raven"; how during the delivery she would knit her little brows and glare round tragically, and say to the empty air, as if some real creature stood there— "Ghastly, grim, and ancient Raven, wandering from the Nightly shore, Tell me what thy lordly name is on the Night’s Plutonian shore!"
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • She started sometimes, when the sudden opening of the dining-room door let loose a wild shout of noisy revelry, and more than once rose in great alarm, as a fancied footstep on the staircase impressed her with the fear that some stray member of the party was returning alone.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • There is much revelry on my account.
    Stephen King  --  Rose Red
  • The main room is packed with lowlife revelry.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • He dipped his head and returned to the revelry.
    Ted Dekker  --  White: The Great Pursuit
  • But first they wanted to humiliate him by making his revelries look tame!
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • The tall, ungainly girl left the hall with long strides, almost unnoticed amidst the revelry.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Clash of Kings
  • "Western revelry," mused Miss Hammond, as she left the window.
    Zane Grey  --  The Light of Western Stars
  • The effect on our heroine was much as if she had found herself an observer of the revelries of demons.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pathfinder
  • There was the rustling of autumn winds, a whispering breath of departed revelry: carnival was almost done.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • The holy-days, which had been occasions of revelry under Padre Gallegos, were now days of austere devotion.
    Willa Cather  --  Death Comes for the Archbishop
  • The sounds of rape and revelry diminished as they climbed, until there was only the soft scrape of boots on stone.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Feast For Crows
  • MUSAGETES Among this witches’ revelry His way one gladly loses; And, truly, it would easier be Than to command the Muses.
    Goethe (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)  --  Faust
  • The sun had long set on the day after the celebration, but Cesar, Lucky, Jose and their cronies continued the revelry deep into the night.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • He continued to find it all extremely agreeable; but the most agreeable things have an end, and the revelry on this occasion began to deepen to a close.
    Henry James  --  The American
  • Logically, each man knows that there must be plenty of Confederate sympathizers in Washington, huddled in their homes with jaws clenched as they endure the revelry.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • Many companies of troops and militia were hurrying to their posts, but there also were brawls, untold looters, and some who chose to greet Prusias’s arrival with doomed, drunken revelry.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • It was George who first learned they had an apartment, and he immediately proposed that he and I try to turn it into a center for Bohemian weekend revelry with our male friends and any women Jennie and Mimi chose to admit.
    Russell Baker  --  Growing Up
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