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Homecoming   /hˈoʊmkˌəmɪŋ/   Listen
Homecoming

noun
1.
An annual school or university reunion for graduates.
2.
A coming to or returning home.  Synonym: return.






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"Homecoming" Quotes from Famous Books



... the empty wallflower bed. "If it's looking tidy, perhaps he won't notice anything's wrong when he first comes home," she thought. "When he's less tired he'll be able to bear the disappointment better." She knew that if he missed his flowers one of his chief pleasures in his homecoming would be gone, and she almost dreaded to hear the sound of his footsteps because of the disappointment in store for him. Because she could not bear to see it, she stayed in the kitchen, and only Mona went out to meet him. Lucy heard his loved voice, hoarse ...
— The Making of Mona • Mabel Quiller-Couch

... feel that in the pleasure and excitement of his life he had grown away from his mother and brother. Each summer he had said, "Well, now I'll go home this year sure." But a new play to be produced, or a yachting trip, or a tour of Europe, had put the homecoming off; and now it was with a distinct consciousness of neglect of duty that he walked up to the fence and looked into the yard, where William had told him ...
— Main-Travelled Roads • Hamlin Garland

... upon the homecoming of the daughter of the house, to Middlefield to learn dressmaking, boarding with Linnet and "working her board." Linnet was lonely at night; she began to feel lonely as dusk came on; and the arrangement of board for one and pleasant ...
— Miss Prudence - A Story of Two Girls' Lives. • Jennie Maria (Drinkwater) Conklin

... painful homecoming, I expect. However, he patiently set to work to restore his father's work. He managed to persuade his mother and brother to return and live in white man's fashion, but they made his life a hell for him, according to all accounts. They were insanely jealous ...
— The Woman from Outside - [on Swan River] • Hulbert Footner

... had been at work within the house as well. Cosey corners and modern wall paper and fittings such as I had seen at the professors' houses and had described at home to auditors apparently slightly interested, had been remembered and treasured up and here attempted, to make my homecoming a festivity. The house had been transformed, and if not always in the best of taste, love shone ...
— The Bacillus of Beauty - A Romance of To-day • Harriet Stark

... not make him forget them, and on his way to Annapolis, in 1783, to tender Congress his resignation, he spent sundry hours of his time in the purchase of gifts obviously intended to increase the joy of his homecoming to the family circle at Mount Vernon; set forth in his note-book ...
— The True George Washington [10th Ed.] • Paul Leicester Ford

... the homecoming salesman than it had to the boy coming back from college. And the town was glad to see him. He meant something to not a few of its people, altogether outside the interest of the Farwells—and Pastor ...
— John Wesley, Jr. - The Story of an Experiment • Dan B. Brummitt

... oasis Hare was surprised to find that it was the day before Christmas. The welcome given the long-absent riders was like a celebration. Much to Hare's disappointment Mescal did not appear; the homecoming was not joyful to him because it lacked her ...
— The Heritage of the Desert • Zane Grey

... the heroes returning from France And we've mourned for the heroes who fell, When we've done all we can for the homecoming man Who stood to the shot and the shell, Let us all keep in mind those who lingered behind— The thousands who waited to go— The brave and the true, who did all they could do, Yet have only ...
— The Path to Home • Edgar A. Guest

... library itself, while the bisecting hail afforded be only access to the library; hence, the gossips, 'eli acquainted with the geography of the place, conferred seriously together upon what effect Miss Betty's homecoming ...
— The Two Vanrevels • Booth Tarkington

... wretched homecoming for so great and successful a man as Barclay. Yet he with all his riches, with all his material power, even he longed for the safety of home, as any hunted thing longs for his lair. On the way he paced the diagonals of the little office room in his car, like a caged ...
— A Certain Rich Man • William Allen White

... with him all night. In anticipation of Mr. Whitmore's homecoming I had sent the servant away. We had deemed it best that no one, except Mrs. Collins and Ward, should see him when he arrived. It was at Mr. Whitmore's request that I spent the night at Mr. Ward's house and the following morning Mr. Luckstone ...
— The Substitute Prisoner • Max Marcin

... the high elms beyond the level, well-kept lawn, with its grey old sundial, the homecoming rooks were cawing prior to settling down for the night. No other sound broke the stillness of that quiet sunset hour save the solemn ticking of the long, old-fashioned clock at the farther end of the big, book-lined ...
— The House of Whispers • William Le Queux

... screen of elm trees, and The Dale lay spread out before them—the big gate between the old willows, the long lane bordered by blossoming cherry-trees, and the old stone house with its prim flower beds in front. Their homecoming was a few days earlier than expected, and Mr. Gordon was all unconsciously hoeing at the back of the field, but Sarah Emily spied them as they pulled up at the gate, and came running round the house shouting in a most ungenteel ...
— 'Lizbeth of the Dale • Marian Keith

... indeed, to look forward to your homecoming every year; and I consider myself in every way a fortunate woman. I am sure that I shall come to love your Thirza ...
— With Frederick the Great - A Story of the Seven Years' War • G. A. Henty

... and the whole leaden weight of East Falls descended upon him like a damp sea fog. He fought it from him, thrusting it off and aside by sentimental thoughts on the "honest snow," the "fine elms," the "sturdy New England spirit," and the "great homecoming." But at sight of Agatha's house he wilted. Before he knew it, with a recrudescent guilty pang, he had tossed the half-smoked cigar away and slackened his pace until his feet dragged in the old lifeless, East Falls manner. He tried to remember that he was the owner of Childs' ...
— The Turtles of Tasman • Jack London



Words linked to "Homecoming" :   arrival, reunification, reunion, repatriation



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