A banquet : a sumptuous feast ; especially: an elaborate and often ceremonious meal for numerous people often in honor of a person...a meal held in recognition of some occasion or achievement
After great pain, a formal feeling comes The Nerves sit ceremonious, likeTombs.
How can anyone be interested in war? — that glorious pursuit of annihilation with its ceremonious bellowings and trumpetings over the mangling of human bones and muscles and organs and eyes, its inconceivable agonies which could have been prevented by a few well-chosen, reasonable words. How, why, did this unnecessary business begin? Why does anyone want to read about it — this redundant human madness which men accept as inevitable?margaret caroline anderson
In our most Puritan of society, gambling-like other pleasures-is either taxed, restricted to certain hours, or forbidden altogether. Yet the impulse to gamble remains an eternal aspect of the irrationality of man. It finds outlets in business, war, politics, in the formal overtures of the gambling casinos, and in the less ceremonious exchanges among individuals of differing opinions.richard arnold epstein
Some people did not like this ceremonious style. But after all when you have to kill a man it costs nothing to be polite.winston churchill
I want to be in a relationship where you telling me you love me is just a ceremonious validation of what you already show me.steve maraboli