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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

... hall. It was under the management of their leading citizens, among them several high officials holding over from the last administration, and a number of professional and business men. This ball was the most noteworthy social event that colored circles up to that time had ever known. There were many visitors from various parts of the country. Miss Clayton attended the ball, the honors of which she carried away easily. She danced with several partners, and was introduced to innumerable people whom she had ...
— The Wife of his Youth and Other Stories of the Color Line, and - Selected Essays • Charles Waddell Chesnutt

... are apt to be in the foreground of any social event which they may both grace with their presence. The common human interest of the unengaged, and the reminiscent interest of the married, tend to focus all eyes upon them. For this reason they will try and be as little ...
— The Etiquette of To-day • Edith B. Ordway

... his surroundings to belittle himself. Many a brilliant "social event" might properly be chronicled under the head-line: "Total Eclipse of the Host!" so insignificant does the man become when he carries his standards of social entertaining in his pocket-book instead of in ...
— Etiquette • Agnes H. Morton

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

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