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nuptial

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Definition of or relating to a wedding
  • They always used the nuptial sheet, which revealed only the necessary parts of his wife's body.
    Laura Esquivel  --  Like Water for Chocolate
nuptial = relating to a wedding
  • Pedro quickly proposed they leave the consummation of the nuptials for another night.
    Laura Esquivel  --  Like Water for Chocolate
  • nuptials = things relating to a wedding
  • That night, realizing that he wouldn't be able to ignore his conjugal duty forever, Pedro knelt by the bed, on which the nuptial sheet was spread, and offered up this prayer: "Lord, this is not lust or lewdness but to make a child to serve you."
    Laura Esquivel  --  Like Water for Chocolate
  • nuptial = relating to a wedding
  • The nuptials of our hero, thus formally approved by his father, were celebrated in the most august of temples, the noble Minster of York.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • So if 'you have need of the pistol' of an honest man, prince, I am ready to fire half a dozen shots even before you rise from your nuptial couch!"
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Idiot
  • Let the banns be called and I will compose a nuptial song.'
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • Don't economize on the nuptials, do not prune them of their splendors; don't scrimp on the day when you beam.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • The writer, I thought, once his experience is over, must lie back and let his mind celebrate its nuptials in darkness.
    Virginia Woolf  --  A Room of One's Own
  • They shall be married to-morrow; and I will bid the duke to the nuptial.
    William Shakespeare  --  As You Like It
  • Name your price, defer these nuptials for but a few days, and see whether those I speak of, shrink from the payment.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • The day was fair, the wind favourable; all smiled on our nuptial embarkation.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • It wants to be awakened, roused to drunken nuptials with divine feeling.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • This was the great nuptial gift from the U.S. to the Congo—financing the construction of the Inga-Shaba.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • On and on went this nuptial dance.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Steppenwolf
  • When I tell you that my nuptial mass is written .... wait till you hear the KYRIE....
    Gaston Leroux  --  The Phantom of the Opera
  • It was the peculiarity of the nuptials that they were all Bride.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • Afterward, I was never entirely sure why Will changed his mind about Alicia and Rupert's nuptials.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • This looks not like a nuptial.
    William Shakespeare  --  Much Ado About Nothing
  • For once, her massive digestive mechanism failed to meet the heavy demands she had put upon it during the pre-nuptial banqueting.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • Margaret thought with dismay of her own nuptials—presumably under the management of Tibby.
    E.M. Forster  --  Howards End

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