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Social event   /sˈoʊʃəl ɪvˈɛnt/   Listen
Social event

An event characteristic of persons forming groups.

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"Social event" Quotes from Famous Books

... and Duchess of Saxe-Baden-Hombourg arrived in America on a tour of pleasure, and in due course came on to pay their respects to the Chief Magistrate of the Union. The newspapers hastened to inform their readers that the Grand-Duchess was a royal princess of England, and, in the want of any other social event, every one who had any sense of what was due to his or her own dignity, hastened to show this august couple the respect which all republicans who have a large income derived from business, feel for English royalty. New York gave a dinner, at which the ...
— Democracy An American Novel • Henry Adams

... the college began about June 1st and lasted a week. At this time, the town was crowded with visitors, and my father had his house full, generally of young girls, friends of my sisters who came to assist at the "final ball," the great social event connected with this college exercise. He seemed to enjoy their society as much as the young men did, though he could not devote so much time to them as the boys did, and I know that the girls enjoyed his society more ...
— Recollections and Letters of General Robert E. Lee • Captain Robert E. Lee, His Son

Words linked to "Social event" :   contest, social occasion, competition, affair, show, event, social function, function, occasion

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